On 18 June 2024, the RethinkAction project was featured at the Global Research & Innovation Symposium on the opening day of the ICLEI World Congress 2024. The event was co-designed in partnership with Mission Innovation Net-Zero Compatible Innovations Initiative, UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, Open Earth Foundation, and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), and was delivered as a complementary event to the Innovate4Cities 2024 Conference taking place in September 2024 in Montreal, Canada. The Symposium was co-organized by the São Paulo School of Management of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP) and the University of São Paulo (USP). 

With over 300 registrations, participants included global representatives from cities, practice, academia, business and international organizations. The Symposium aimed to foster exchange of knowledge and practices in Research and Innovation through panel discussions and collaboration via a “Global Marketplace” that gave selected pitchmakers the chance to present and further refine their projects with the audience and a panel of experts. The RethinkAction project was selected to be showcased at the “Knowledge Hall” with other impactful projects. Participants had the opportunity to find out more about the project, join the End-User Community and express interest in becoming early replicators and applying the RethinkAction platform in their own contexts. 

In this photograph, Pourya Salehi and David Corbett (ICLEI) are presenting the RethinkAction project to Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice Chair of the IPCC and the Holder of the Urban Research, & Innovation - Global Research Strategy Portfolio at ICLEI and Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP).