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ICLEI World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

ICLEI Regional Secretariats and country offices

22 March 2024

Daring Cities 2024 is here


Daring Cities 2024, organized by ICLEI and hosted by the Federal City of Bonn, aims to strengthen the capacity and engagement of local and regional government leaders in the international climate dialogue, connecting them to the broader agenda of upcoming COPs and ensuring their pivotal role in advancing towards new climate goals in advance of UNFCCC COP30 in Belém, Brazil, in 2025.

Building on the success and insights from previous years, Daring Cities 2024 will explore the theme of collective action in the face of the climate emergency. The event will facilitate exchanges among policymakers, technical experts, and leaders worldwide to share knowledge, showcase innovative climate actions, and foster ambitious and unlikely collaborations. Daring Cities 2024 is designed to empower local and regional governments to become leaders in climate action, advocating for integrated solutions that address the interconnected challenges of the climate emergency, biodiversity loss, and urban resilience.

As Daring Cities 2024 unfolds, participants will engage in a series of dialogues, workshops, and high-level roundtables designed to bridge gaps between national and subnational climate actions. The event’s structure, built around the Know-Act-Lead approach, aims to elevate the discourse on climate action by providing a platform for sharing cutting-edge research, best practices, and innovative solutions. Key sessions will focus on the implementation of the Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships (CHAMP) initiative for Climate Action, exploring ways to enhance collaboration across government levels and sectors, and identifying pathways for integrating local actions into national and international climate agendas.

The framework of Daring Cities 2024 is anchored in the three pivotal cornerstones of Reflect, Exchange, and Advocate. “Reflect” serves as the foundation, facilitating a period of introspection and assessment of past climate actions and outcomes, particularly those of UNFCCC COP28, to ensure a seamless transition into the current year’s initiatives. The “Exchange” cornerstone focuses on fostering dialogues and sharing insights across local and regional governments, technical experts, and policymakers, emphasizing the importance of multilevel collaboration and the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge and effective climate action practices. Lastly, “Advocate” extends the reach of Daring Cities 2024 beyond its immediate community, empowering representatives to carry the event’s key messages into wider arenas, including major international environmental conferences, with efforts culminating at UNFCCC COP29. This phase of advocacy is critical for influencing and integrating local/regional climate action into national and global agendas.

Find out more about Daring Cities 2024 here.

ICLEI World Secretariat
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Brussels Office
Av. de Tervuren 35
1040 Bruxelles
Berlin Office
St. Oberholz ROS Team Room 4.02
Rosenthaler Str. 72a
10119 Berlin
Physical address:
Unit 1, 2nd Floor,
South Tower
Sable Park, 14 Bridge
Century City
Cape Town
South Africa
Tyger Valley, South Africa
ICLEI Africa Foundation
Ebène Junction, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
North America
USA Office
536 Wynkoop St.
Suite 901
Denver, Colorado
USA 80202
Canada Office
401 Richmond St. W
Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8, Canada
British Columbia Office
Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
BC V8W 1P6
Québec Office
Montréal City Hall
275 Notre-Dame St E
QC H2Y 1C6
Central America & the Caribbean
Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 13
Building Miguel Abed, Floor 5 Of. 506 and 507,
Col. Centro, CP 06050 Del.
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
South America
South American Secretariat
Rua Marquês de Itu 70, 14° andar.
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
CEP 01223-000
Colombia Office
Carrera 53 N° 40A - 31,
Medellín, Antioquia – Colombia
Argentina Office
Boulevard Gálvez, 1150 Planta Alta.
Rosário, Santa Fé, Argentina
South Asia
South Asia Secretariat
c, 3, Green Park Extension Road, Block B, Green Park Extension, Green Park, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Southern Center
Door No. 6-3-596/47/2
Sri Venkata Ramana Colony
Hyderabad 500 004
Andhra Pradesh
East Asia
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,
Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
Kaohsiung Capacity Center
4F. No.436, Daye N. Rd.
Xiaogang Dist.
Kaohsiung City 812
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Korea Office
217-59 Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 10390, Republic of Korea
Beijing Office
B1010 Xiaoyun Center, No. 15
Beijing 100125,
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Secretariat
c/o The Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Campus Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Manila, Philippines
ICLEI Indonesia Project Office
Jl. Karbela Sel. No.46, RT.2/RW.4, Kuningan, Karet, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
Oceania Secretariat
l8/225 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia