The Innovate4Cities conference took place from 11 – 15 October 2021 with a focus on Science and Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient and climate neutral cities.
Seven conference plenaries brought together high-level speakers from all sectors to discuss the critical themes of the Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science, as well as emerging issues and topics such as climate justice and green and fair recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below you can find the beautiful illustrations summarising the key discussions at each plenary – as well as a link to the recording of the session.
Enjoy reliving these crucial conference moments and share them with your network!
Plenary 1 - Opening Plenary: Cities and Climate Change Science and Innovation
Plenary 2 - Adaptation and resilience as integrated approaches to tackling climate change
Plenary 3 - Tackling urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities as part of a post-pandemic green recovery approach
Plenary 4 - Informality and equity: ensuring a climate just transition
Plenary 5 - Beyond silos, beyond pilots: targeting systems transformations in cities
This plenary session goes into the need for systemic changes and addressing root causes to speed and scale up current implementation actions and initiatives. It focuses on how to go beyond sectoral or pilot approaches, and discuss how a new green recovery narrative can address intricately linked societal challenges.