Innovate4Cities Conference 2021
Building on the 2018 Edmonton Cities and Climate Change Science Conference and the resulting Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA) on Cities and Climate Change Science, the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference (I4C 2021) focused on the nexus of science, practice, and innovation – including local challenges, priority needs, and cross-sector opportunities to realize ambitious climate action. Against the backdrop of a green recovery from COVID-19, I4C 2021 raised local and regional voices – localizing efforts to build back better towards a cleaner, more resilient, sustainable society and a fairer world. The Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference was co-hosted by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and UN-Habitat, and co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Strategically positioned to take insights from – and subsequently inform – engagements including Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Convention on Biological Diversity, and COP 26, I4C 2021 brought a constructive city and local government lens to the challenges, solutions, and pathways forward – inclusive of the regional sensitivities critical to fair and inclusive climate action.
Cities and Climate Change Science Conference 2018
The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference aimed to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The conference was organized by CitiesIPCC and was held in Edmonton from March 5-7, 2018.