UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) invite you to be part of Innovate4Cities 2021 this October. Also known as I4C, Innovate4Cities 2021 is a virtual global and regional event that promises to bring together science and innovation, policy and practice united by a common objective: enabling cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.
Across the globe, as societies tackle COVID-19 recovery in earnest, there is a real opportunity to build back better — to build cleaner, more resilient, sustainable societies and a fairer world.
Aligned with other international conferences, events and consultations focused on complementary themes, Innovate4Cities 2021 is strategically timed. It will follow marquee events, including Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the Convention on Biological Diversity. It will precede arguably the biggest climate change event taking place this year, virtually and on a limited in-person basis in Glasgow, namely the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) discussions this November.
I4C’s key theme is the Global Research and Action Agenda. Discussions stemming from this broader theme will address more specific topics, such as post-pandemic recovery, climate justice and green strategies.