The Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C Conference) is a virtual global and regional event that convenes science, innovation, policy, and practice united by a common objective: enabling cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.
As communities worldwide tackle COVID-19 recovery and sociopolitical challenges in earnest, there is a real opportunity to build back better — with cleaner, more resilient, sustainable societies and a fairer world.
Underpinning the I4C Conference are key themes from the Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA) on Cities and Climate Change Science. These broad topics – combined with prevailing issues and challenges such as the post-pandemic recovery, climate justice, and green strategies – continue to frame and inform discussions.
From the 2018 Edmonton Cities and Climate Change Science Conference – and the resulting Edmonton Declaration – to today’s updated City Research and Innovation Agenda, Innovate4Cities is driven by the efforts of GCoM alliance partners in shared pursuit of a safe, sustainable, and just world.