In light of the ongoing developments around the COVID-19 pandemic, ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn are transforming Daring Cities 2020 into a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daring Cities 2020 will run from 7-28 October 2020, offering an online array of high level and visionary speaking sessions, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities. Over a three-week period, it will offer a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages. The event will draw on the high-level negotiations taking place in Bonn in October and help to set the course to COP26, Daring Cities 2021 and beyond. Nature and biodiversity will be key topics featured throughout the duration of Daring Cities 2020, as we continue to strengthen the linkages between local and subnational government action in both the climate and biodiversity arenas.