Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and adopt business-as-possible. Daring Cities showcases exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts. The Daring Cities 2021 global virtual forum will take place between 4-8 October 2021 and is comprised of high-level and visionary speakers, informative workshops and personal networking opportunities. The event will help to set the course to COP26 and beyond. Daring Cities 2021 has three key approaches: 1. Know: Presenting the most cutting-edge research and information on climate change and its impact on cities, including health. These discussions will further support the IPCC Cities Research Agenda and the IPBES process. 2. Act: Showcasing exemplary local climate action from around the world in addressing the climate emergency, from adaptive and resilience-building measures to climate change mitigation efforts. 3. Lead: Facilitating action-oriented discussions with key global partners, including the UNFCCC and COP Presidencies, on delivering the Paris Agreement through collaborative, multilevel action, while highlighting implementation and finance.
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