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ICLEI and City of Bonn will again host Daring Cities Conference

The Daring Cities conference series, launched by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Bonn, showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts. Register now for Daring Cities 2022.

Daring Cities 2022 aims to accelerate responses to the climate emergency by building on the momentum and experiences gained over the past 12 months. The forum is conceived as a platform to inform local, subnational, and national efforts, as well as global processes by strengthening partnerships, building capacity, and enhancing knowledge exchange. The outcomes of these exchanges will be disseminated to further crucial gatherings and events throughout Urban October, before feeding into advocacy efforts at UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik this November.

The conference will also include two @BonnGlobal sessions on resilience and gender equality:

  1. Climate change induced disasters challenge cities around the world. The United Nations Programme for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has launched the Making Cities Resilient Campaign 2030 during Daring Cities 2020. Cities assuming the role of resilience hub act as multipliers within the campaign, showcasing their work and sharing insights, expertise and best practice with their peers. Bonn intends to apply as a resilience hub until the end of the year. The session will introduce the campaign and an active resilience hubs, provide info on thematic research and financing instruments and give a preview on Bonn’s activities and strengths as a future resilience hub: networking and cooperation. 
  2. Gender@International Bonn is an institutional network for gender equality based in Bonn. The Panel will showcase how mainstreaming gender into climate action and gender-just climate budgeting can be beneficial in order to master the Climate Emergency. 
    Starting with the need to unleash the potential of women for better climate action, the panelists will comment on the Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC and financial instruments. The session introduces projects in Bonn’s sister cities La Paz (Bolivia) and Cape Coast (Ghana) and also gives a deeper inside into gender just resilience building.