Daring Cities 2020

Driving the Green Recovery and Redesign: Embedding Local Climate Action at the Heart of Economic Stimulus Packages

21 October Wednesday 2020, 10:00 – 11:45 CEST

Led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan, supported by the UNFCCC, and managed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Redesign2020 Platform was launched on 3 September 2020 through a high level virtual event that gathered 50+ ministers across the world. The Platform for Redesign 2020 is an initiative to enhance international solidarity in addressing two crises at the same time: climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative introduces the concept of “redesign” as complementary to response and recovery efforts, defining it as, “paradigm shifts and measures in the long term - more than a few years to a few decades - toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.“ The session aims to highlight details of the concept, share the outcomes of High Level Launch and focus on the options for collaboration with local and regional on the road to COP26.  

Event Details

21 October Wednesday 2020, 10:00 – 11:45 CEST

Zoom Webinar

Japanese / English
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Presentation Materials

Session 1 : In collaboration with the Redesign2020 Platform of the Japanese Ministry of Environment

Master of Ceremony : Kobie Brand, Regional Director, ICLEI Africa; Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI

    Welcome on behalf of ICLEI
Stephany Uy Tan, Councillor, Catbalogan, Philippines; ICLEI Vice President
    Special Address on “Redesign”
H.E. Koizumi Shinjiro, Minister of Environment of Japan
    Remarks from UNFCCC
Message from Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to Daring Cities 2020
    Response from National Authorities
Faustin MUNYAZIKWIYE, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Rwanda
    Keynote-1: Recovery-Response-Redesign
Prof. Takeuchi Kazuhiko, Chair of the Central Environmental Council, Government of Japan and President of Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
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Expert Response: Addressing informality and urban poor in climate emergency and
COVID-19 recovery

David Dodman, Director, Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development; Author of 6th Assessment Synthesis Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change



Leaders Roundtable
Moderator: Emilia Saíz, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Hayashi Fumiko, Mayor, City of Yokohama, Japan  
Min Kwon, Director General, Environment and Energy Bureau, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea  
Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor, Chefchaouen, Morocco  
Tunc Soyer, Mayor, Izmir Metropolitan Government, Turkey  
Abigail Binay, Mayor, Makati City, Philippines  
Mahadi Che Ngah, Mayor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia