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Daring Cities 2020 Conference

  • 05 Oct 2020
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The Chief Minister of Delhi will be among the five urban leaders from around the world to speak at the ‘Daring Cities 2020’ conference on 7th October.

Key Points

  • Daring Cities:
    • It is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible.
    • It showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.
    • It was created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn (Germany).
      • It builds upon the experience and network established during the Resilient Cities Congresses convened annually from 2010 to 2019 by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn.
      • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.
        • Many municipal corporations and councils from India such as Pune Municipal Corporation, Nainital Municipal Council, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, etc. are members.
  • Daring Cities 2020:
    • It will be a three-week event (7th-28th October 2020) comprising high level and visionary speakers, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities in a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages.
    • The event will help to set the course to COP26, Daring Cities 2021 and beyond.
  • India's Participation:
    • Delhi CM has been invited alongside urban leaders and decision-makers from Bogota (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil), Los Angeles (USA) and Entebbe (Uganda) to discuss multilevel action to tackle the climate emergency and environmental sustainability.
    • Delhi CM will speak on how Delhi has responded to the existing climate emergency, air pollution crisis, including recent innovative solutions such as the Pusa decomposer and the first-of-its-kind Electric Vehicles (EV) policy in India to tackle air pollution in the Capital.

Source: TH

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