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Registration for Resilient Cities 2017 is open!

26 January 2017

Registrations are now open for Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation taking place May 4-6, 2017

Resilient Cities 2017 will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change such as climate-related health risks, internal displacement and forced migration, and risk transfer and insurance as they represent serious challenges where further attention and support is needed. The congress will delve further into these topics, while continuing to track progress on financing resilience, DRR planning and policy, mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action for resilience building.

Don’t miss the chance to participate in this important discussion ahead of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction!

Register before March 10th to benefit from reduced early bird fees.

Urban resilience stream at COP22: Updates

Debra Roberts, Deputy Head: Environmental Planning & Climate Protection, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa & Co-Chair of the Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability at COP22 announcing the "International Conference on Climate Change and Cities Science" in early 2018.

8 December 2016

On November 10th at the Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements, ICLEI facilitated the resilience work stream in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior and the Fonds Mondial pour le Développement des Villes (FMDV). A showcase event presented initiatives on Resilience and Human Settlements providing an update on key global activities designed to accelerate and scale-up local adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Policy dialogues engaged participants in discussions regarding ensuring synergy among Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and Sendai Framework Policy in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and finally financing urban resilience through local, subnational, national, regional, global and private resources to enhance access and performance of local/urban resilience investments.

Mayor Sumptoh of Port Vila, Vanuatu summarized the outcomes from the discussions at the High Level Action Day on November 17th. The webcast of the event is available. One of the proposals for action of the day includes the use of inputs from the annual Resilient Cities congress in Bonn to enrich elements on resilience in official United Nations processes coming up in 2017 and 2018.

Read the highlightsfinal report or UN press release and webcast of the day. 

For more information on the Agenda of the Day, follow the link.  See "Best of" photos from the day.

Join ICLEI's webinar on COP22 Outcomes for Local and Regional GovernmentsDecember 15, 2016 at 10:00 - 11:00 CET or 16:00 - 17:00 CET, to find out what COP22 meant for local and regional governments across the globe. Updates and highlights from the Global Climate Action (GCA) Resilience Workstream on 10th November will be shared. The webinar is free of charge and welcomes registrations now

Resilient Cities Report 2016 is out!

20 October 2016 

ICLEI launched the Resilient Cities Report 2016 yesterday at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. 

The report reflects the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2016 congress and captures broader developments in the field or urban resilience and climate change adaptation. It is based on the expertise of international experts and practitioners who participated at the congress, July 6-8 in Bonn, Germany. The report features case studies from around the world, highlights newly available tools and solutions, and provides an overview of the state of urban resilience globally by exploring new directions and innovations.