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World Habitat Day 2021

The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.  Cities are responsible for some 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of urban greenhouse gas emissions. The future of our planet depends on national, regional and local governments and organizations, communities, academic institutions, the private sector and…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Climate Change

Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum

The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency

Daring Cities is designed 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 emergency.

Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the…

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- Partner Event Global Event Advocacy

UCLG World Forum of Intermediary Cities

Theme: Life Systems for a Resilient Future

The UCLG Forum on Intermediary Cities is a consultation and policy development process that culminates in an event every two years. The Forum, conceived as a political process, is led by the City of Chefchaouen with the support of a core group of pilot intermediary cities.

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- Partner Event Virtual Event National Urban Policy

3rd Urban Economy Forum 2021

The 3rd Urban Economy Forum, UEF 2021, will have a systematic focus on how to deliver adequate and affordable housing and healthy environments as vehicles for urban economic recovery to achieve the SDGs and make cities sustainable. UEF 2021 will hence focus on housing as one of the key elements for urban equality, and as a practical arena for shifting societal behaviour in a world affected by climate change and pandemics. It is also worth…

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- UN Day Virtual Event Economy and Finance

UNCTAD15

Building on the theme of the UNCTAD14 conference, which emphasized the need to move from decision to action, UNCTAD's 15th quadrennial conference, UNCTAD15, seeks a concrete decade of action in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is focused on reducing inequality and vulnerability by ensuring trade works for all and that development remains high on the global agenda. The theme, “From inequality and vulnerability to…

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- Partner Event Global Event Innovation

The second Marmara Urban Forum - MARUF21

Theme: “Re-Think, Co-Act”

The second Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), organized by Marmara Municipalities Union, will be held online on 1-3 October 2021 on the theme of “Cities Developing Solutions: Re-Think, Co-Act” by recognizing the necessity of reconsidering established urban policies and planning processes in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RE-THINK, CO-ACT

Issues such as climate…

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- Conference Global Event Climate Change

Pre-COP26

Each Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is preceded by a preparatory meeting held about a month before, called Pre-COP. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a selected group of countries with an informal setting to discuss and exchange views on some key political aspects of the negotiations to offer, to the extent possible, a political guidance for subsequent negotiations.

The Pre-COP will…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Innovation

Ecocity World Summit - Virtual

Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet on 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.

Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and…

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- Partner Event Global Event Climate Change, Youth

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition preCOP Youth meeting

The #Youth4ClimateLive Series, hosted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, was an interactive virtual series of events conceived to build momentum toward the 2021 Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Pre-COP26, and COP26. The Series’ nine episodes covered a wide array of climate topics, with…

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- Partner Event Physical Event Innovation

Ecocity World Summit - Physical

Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet on 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.

Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and…

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UN-Habitat Event Virtual Event Innovation

UNGA 76 UN-Habitat side event on Culture, Creativity and Urban Innovation

Background

Globally, the stage is set for taking culture and creativity to a new level as a key for urban development, but only under certain conditions. Meanwhile, crises like the pandemic provoke a dramatic reordering of priorities, as well as deep reflection and rethinking. This has changed the context in thinking about culture, creativity and urban development dramatically. What is culture? Do we take a narrow and…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Climate Change, Economy and Finance

Africa Climate Week 2021 – ACW2021

ACW 2021 is accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building forward opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature.

The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions.…

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- Conference Virtual Event Energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2021

Theme: Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 16th edition of EUSEW will take place online on 25 - 29 October 2021 under the theme: ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. The week consists of a three day digital policy conference, the EU Sustainable Energy…

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UN High-level dialogue on energy

Launch compacts and actions for clean, affordable energy for all

Urgent action is needed to achieve clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Nearly 760 million people still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels, causing several million deaths each year from household air pollution. Global temperatures are already 1.2 degrees higher than in the late…

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