The event will explore the crisis management mechanisms that cities employed and ways in which they envision green recovery especially on the basis of introducing the use of renewable energy. The pandemic tested the robustness and remorsefulness of mostly all municipal services, from transportation and waste management to recreation and food supply. Pandemic-centred protocols set new behavioural patterns - many of which were quite stressful for urban economies. On the contrary, others - such as raised environmental awareness - made both city leaders and citizens rethink the status-quo regarding sustainability, resilience and in overall - stressed the importance of accelerating previous commitments and striving for even more.
The virtual event is being held as part of the Connective Cities international network initiative and will gather representatives of cities from all over the world. In addition, during the event, representatives of GIZ, other international funds, cooperating experts on energy, green recovery, with special focus on local development will take part to discuss prevalent trends, opportunities, and challenges emerging, along with the development and reinvention of municipal responses.
The keynote presentation will explore the implications of the Green Deal for introducing renewable energy use as a bases for green recovery, especially stressing on the local scale. Continuing with Good practices of Municipalities, who have managed to strengthen the link of crisis responses to such sustainable actions. Finally, the event will stress on funding opportunities or alternative contributive actions that can be applied
locally to boost the transition to a cleaner, greener system.
The Connective Cities international exchange platform is a multi-stakeholder project run by the German Association of Cities, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW). The project has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).