“As governments look beyond COVID-19, cities have a vital role to play in building back better. On the front lines, they’re integral to facilitating cooperation and securing necessary green investments. In what promises to be a robust discussion of ideas and action, Innovate4Cities conference will bring together champions of green recovery — those leading the way in transitioning to a more just, healthier, safer and sustainable world,” says Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) Executive Director, Amanda Eichel.
Innovate4Cities Conference Key Messages
ㆍA follow-up to the Cities and Climate Change Science conference in Edmonton in 2018, this global virtual conference will advance progress towards meeting the knowledge and research gaps, preventing cities from taking bold action on climate change, update the Global Research and Action Agenda, and demonstrate the solutions and implementation pathways developed so far.
ㆍPartner with the Innovate4Cities conference, by showcasing your innovative solutions, research or partnership, demonstrate progress on R&I programmes or initiatives in line with the Innovate4cities initiative, or by becoming a financial or in-kind sponsor
ㆍThe Innovate4Cities conference will catalyze engagement, new partnerships and initiatives between scientists and practitioners to inform international climate science and political negotiations
ㆍThe Innovate4Cities conference will focus on regional priorities for climate action in cities, and innovative solutions and approaches: co-creating ideas and partnerships to help cities deliver on their local climate and development goals, and national governments’ climate commitments
ㆍBuilding a green and inclusive resilient recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic is essential to ensure that our cities are better prepared for future crises. The recovery stimulus budgets must deliver infrastructure and jobs that help achieve national and local development and climate goals
ㆍThe conference, taking place shortly before COP26, will support cities to take the bold action that is needed to become zero-carbon, climate resilient and socially just places to live, work and play.