Daring Cities 2020’s sessions by Japan

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the climate crisis continues to impact our cities, towns and regions around the world. Daring Cities is the global, action-oriented virtual forum, designed by ICLEI and the city of Bonn, to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to tackle the climate crisis, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Running from 7 to 28 October 2020, Daring Cities features ambitious global action in a variety of time zones, languages, and formats.

ICLEI will host corporately with IGES and the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) two sessions on the “Daring Cities 2020”.

Driving the Green Recovery and Redesign: Embedding Local Climate Action at the Heart of Economic Stimulus Packages – Session 1

21 October @ 10:00 – 11:30 UTC+2/ 17:00 -18:45 JST

On 21 October, ICLEI, IGES and the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) will host a session at the “Daring Cities 2020” Forum. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President of IGES, will provide a keynote speech which focuses on the Redesign2020 Platform. The session aims to highlight details of the concept, share the outcomes of High Level Launch and focus on the options for collaboration with local and regional policymakers on the road to COP26.

We will have a message for redesign from the Minister of the Environment, Mr. Koizumi, and the Mayor of Yokohama City, Mr. Hayashi, will speak at the roundtable.

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Pathways to Zero: Climate Change and Redesigning Cities (Responding, Recovering and Redesigning in the Face of COVID-19)

22 October @ 10:00 – 12:00 UTC+2/ 17:00 -19:00 JST

Decarbonization is indispensable part of the realization of better recovery from COVID-19, and challenge is to create a virtuous cycle of society and economy towards decarbonization.
The purpose of this session is to share the merits and challenges of pioneering actions, among local governments including ICLEI’s members that are promoting efforts toward decarbonization.

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Towards Adopting a Renewed Decision on Local and Subnational Governments at the Biodiversity COP

22 October @ 16:00 – 17:30 UTC+2/ 23:00 – 24:30 JST

This event will take the form of a high-level political session, convened by ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, to discuss the critical role of local and subnational governments in the implementation of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), which will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the CBD in Kunming, China in 2021.