About the Event
The fourth edition of Daring Cities is being organized around the theme: A just and equitable climate emergency response.
Daring Cities 2023 seeks to empower urban decision-makers to lead the response to the climate emergency, with a focus on how to ensure the climate emergency response also supports the just transition. This year’s edition will continue to provide a platform to convene representatives of all levels of government to strategize and commit to multi-level, whole-of-society climate action that addresses the climate emergency, while further developing sustainable and resilient urban systems.
Daring Cities 2023 aims to enhance and accelerate local and urban climate action through multi-level governance, engagement, and delivery to transform cities to be healthy, sustainable, just, inclusive, low-emission and resilient urban systems for a better urban future for all.
Sessions will seek to identify top challenges, obstacles, and knowledge gaps to effective and just multilevel climate action as perceived by local, regional, and national governments, and present solutions and opportunities for addressing and overcoming these barriers.
To achieve this, Daring Cities 2023 has a brand-new programme structure. Exchange consists of two key components:
- Daring Cities 2023 Dialogues - 12 - 13 June 2023, Bonn, Germany
- Multi-perspective, multilevel in-person exchange in parallel with the UNFCCC Bonn Talks
In June 2023 parallel to the UNFCCC Bonn Talks, ICLEI and the City of Bonn will bring select local and regional government leaders at the forefront of just and equitable climate emergency response together with national government representatives and other key stakeholders present at the Bonn Talks.
This unique opportunity will provide participants with the chance to revitalize partnerships and discuss how to effectively collaborate and deliver on a multilevel climate emergency response that is both just and equitable.
These in person dialogues will bring new life to Daring Cities in a post-pandemic world, taking advantage of this moment to connect face to face, and inspire the virtual forum which follows leading up to COP28.
- Daring Cities 2023 Virtual Forum - July - September, online
Curated workshops and knowledge exchange on adaptable solutions for local and regional governments
From July to September, connect with fellow leaders, practitioners, researchers, and experts on our virtual journey to tackle the multi-faceted challenges of a just and equitable climate emergency response.
Continuing on from the Daring Cities 2023 Dialogues, the Virtual Forum will provide a free, globally accessible program of solution-oriented sessions on regionally and sectorally relevant issues related to just transition and the climate emergency.
The outcomes of the forum will elevate the message from the Daring Cities 2023 dialogues and together will become the platform for dissemination in Cornerstone II: Disseminate and into Cornerstone III: Advocate at COP28 in Dubai.
- Urban decision-makers
-Representatives of all levels of government
- Professionals in the field of urban planning and development, particularly those focusing on sustainable and resilient urban systems.
- Climate change and sustainability activists, researchers, and academics
- Individuals or organizations interested in a just and equitable climate emergency response
- Stakeholders involved in urban climate action
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 2,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.