Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference

Science and Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient and climate neutral cities.

About The I4C

October 11–15, 2021 / Virtual Conference

UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) invite you to be part of Innovate4Cities 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 will focus on the nexus between science, practice and innovation — vital to realizing ambitious climate action. The conference will also closely examine local challenges and priority needs as well as cross-sectorial and, cross-topical pathways to achieving success in raising climate action. This iteration of the conference promises to feature a much stronger focus on local and regional voices. Across the globe, as societies tackle COVID-19 recovery in earnest, there is a real opportunity for all urban stakeholders to collaborate as cities build back better — to build a cleaner, more resilient, sustainable society and a fairer world.

Aligned with other international conferences, events and consultations focused on complementary themes, Innovate4Cities 2021 conference is strategically timed. It will follow a number of high level and relevant events including the Race to Zero and , Race to Resilience campaigns, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the Convention on Biological Diversity COP. 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) in November.

The I4C conference'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 green recovery, climate justice, and building back better. Find out more about the conference themes here.

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Science and Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient and climate neutral cities.

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