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Registrations open for the 4th Resilient Cities webinar of the series

9 February 2016

Join Resilient Cities fourth and final webinar of the 2015 series on: Risk transfer and climate insurance at the local level”, taking place Wednesday, 17 February 2016 at 15:00 – 16:00 CET. Webinar speakers will be: 

  • Butch Bacani, Programme Leader, The UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (UNEP FI - PSI), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Climate Unit, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

The webinar will discuss risk transfer mechanisms and how the insurance sector can work with cities in both physical disaster risk reduction and financial risk transfer. The City of Copenhagen will present their experience in working with the insurance sector to build resilience, including challenges, limitations, and opportunities for future collaboration. UNEP FI PSI will present lessons learned from an international survey conducted with AXA and introduce interesting initiatives where the insurance industry is collaborating with local governments to reduce risks. 


The webinars are free of charge. For further information about this webinar and past sessions, please visit our website.

Thank you for submitting to Resilient Cities 2016 Call for Contributions!

29 January 2016

Our Call for Contributions closed on January 15th. Global experts from 37 countries around the globe submitted 170 contributions related to our themes. Among the contributors, several cities from four different continents directly submitted proposals to present their resilience work, providing a broad regional coverage of adaptation examples. More than a third of the contributions have a global focus, aiming at introducing transferable examples, useful tools, and best practices for all cities.

The submissions are currently being reviewed by our esteemed Program Committee and the outcomes will be communicated in March/April 2016.

Thank you to all who submitted their contributions! 

Did you miss Resilient Cities’ webinar on PPPs for urban resilience? Catch up with the live recording

12 January 2016

Resilient Cities webinar “Public-private collaboration for urban resilience” was held today at 15pm CET. The webinar looked into success factors and obstacles in achieving effective public-private partnerships (PPPs) to enhance cities’ resilience and shared examples of such PPPs with the city of Tshwane and the city of Kyoto (one of the 10 city case studies in the OECD project “Resilient Cities).

If you missed the webinar or wish to revisit the key points mentioned, the live recording, full presentations and relevant links are now available online.