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New video on ICLEI's AsianCitiesAdapt project launched at Resilient Cities 2014

18 June 2014

The video ‘Knowledge and Adaptation - Climate Change Impacts in Asian Cities and Ways to Adapt’ was launched on Friday, 30 May 2014 at the Resilient Cities congress.

The video was produced in the context of the ICLEI-led AsianCitiesAdapt project (www.asian-cities-adapt.org) which brought together science and policy in order to identify the impacts of climate change and develop local adaptation strategies in eight cities in India and the Philippines. 

Get to know what local officials and other stakeholders in India and the Philippines think and do about climate change impacts in their locations.

Watch the full video here:

 

ICLEI joins a new urban resilience partnership

15 April 2014

Together with eight international organizations ICLEI joined a new urban resilience partnership which was announced at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia last week.

“There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for urban resilience in recent years. This new collaboration represents a consolidation of those efforts as we prepare for an explosion of urbanization in the 21st century” said Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR Chief and Co-patron of the Resilient Cities congress 2012 and 2013.

The partnership has been established by UN-Habitat, UNISDR, The World Bank Group, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Rockefeller Foundation; the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Programme, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

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CDKN and ICLEI present new working paper

09 April 2014

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability have launched their Working Paper

"Close to home: Subnational strategies for climate compatible development"

by Barbara Anton, Ali Cambray, Mairi Dupar and Astrid Westerlind-Wigstroem with Elizabeth Gogoi.

 

The paper outlines successful strategies for climate resilience and low carbon development that communities and leaders have pursued at the subnational level. The contents will be discussed at a special session at Resilient Cities 2014 on Thursday, 29 May, 2014.  

Download the full paper here