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10:00-12:30: OPENING PLENARY

Session Description

Welcome and Congress Opening

Chair: David Cadman, President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability


  • Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor, City of Bonn; Vice Chair, World Mayors Council on Climate Change
  • Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Remarks by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Resilient Cities 2014 (Video message)


  • Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability;  Regional Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat, New Delhi, India
    Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman, ICLEI Urban Agenda
    ICLEI and Its Resilient City Agenda: Setting the Congress Scene

Partner reports and congress highlights

Facilitator: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman Urban Agendas, ICLEI - Local Goverments for Sustainability


  • Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany
    The Resilience agenda in Europe: The Open European Day

  • Reality Check Workshop city representatives
    Bologna, Italy: Giovanni Fini, Coordinator, Environmental Quality Unit, Bologna Municipality, Italy
    Santiago, Chile: Jonathan Barton, Director, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS); Co-researcher, CAS Project, Santiago, Chile

Interventions from the floor (time permitting)

Closing Remarks:

David Cadman, President, ICLEI

13:30-14:30: Poster session

Poster session

Location: Exhibition area: S5-6

Policy success factors for climate adaptation in European cities

  • Liesbet Dirven-van Breemen, Researcher and Susanne Wuijts, policy advisor, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands

What do municipal policymakers understand by “climate change adaptation”? The Hong Kong case

  • Samuel Guihua Wang, Ph.D. Candidate and Peter Hills, Chair Professor, The Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Giving people a voice: Using participatory video for empowerment and inclusion in a changing climate

  • Ariane Lissel, Research Scientist, Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin, Germany

Seasonal migration routes identification system and workshops: A new strategy

  • Michaël Houle, MIT Climate CoLab Fellow, University of Montreal, Canada

Identifying adaptation needs through Integral GIS

  • Lynn D. Rosentrater, MIT Climate CoLab Fellow, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway

Partners for Resilience

  • Donna Mitzi D. Lagdameo, Technical Advisor, Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre, Manila, Philippines

Mainstreaming CCA and DRR in developmental planning

  • Nivedita Mani, Researcher and Shiraz Wajih, President, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, India

Fostering citizen champions for building Climate Resilience at the local level

  • Shivangi Chavda, Dy. Executive Director, Sustainable Environment & Ecological Development Society, New Delhi, India

Making Climate Change Pay for Local Communities: A case study of Ada-Foah, Ghana

  • Felix Hayford Nyamedor, Research Assistant, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

The achievements of pilot projects for establishing climate adaptation plans in 35 Korean local governments and future directions

  • Youngshin Lim, Researcher, Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Seoul, Republic of Korea

Creating resilience in Chamanculo, Maputo

  • Carlos Alexandre Seventine, General Director, FUNAB - National Fund of the Environment of Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique

Adaptation Plan of Cartagena de Indias. Resilience, competitiveness and poverty reduction

  • Claudia Martínez Zuleta, Country Engagement leader for Colombia, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Bogota, Colombia

City meets climate change - the integrated strategy of the city of Essen. Adaptation - acting today - for a city worth living in

  • Matthias Sinn, Head of the Dept. of Environment and Dagmar Wolsing, Head of the Climate Agency, City of Essen, Germany


Essen - Green Capital-Award Finalist 2016. Targets for all twelve indicator-areas

  • Matthias Sinn, Head of the Dept. of Environment and Dagmar Wolsing, Head of the Climate Agency, City of Essen, Germany

14:30-16:00: Sessions A

A1 PANEL: Unleashing private capital for sustainable infrastructure greenfield projects

A1 Session Description

Facilitator: Katharina Schneider-Roos, Head of Project Outreach, Global Infrastructure Basel, Switzerland
Removing the Bottleneck for Infrastructure Investments


  • Gloria Narvaez Tafur, Director of Planning and Environmental System Information, Municipality of Bogotá, Colombia

Organized in cooperation with: Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation

A2 WORKSHOP: Planning with decision makers: Using ecosystem services for more resilient solutions

A2 Session Description

Facilitator: Pamela Mühlmann, Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany


  • Chantal van Ham, European Program Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Brussels, Belgium
  • Shela Patrickson, Manager, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, Cape Town, South Africa

Organized in cooperation with: ICLEI European Secretariat and Stockholm Resilient Center

A3 PANEL: How does the Urban NEXUS Approach and inter-sectoral coordination make cities more resilient?

A3 Session Description

Facilitator: Kathrine Brekke, Urban Researcher and Global Coordinator of the Urban NEXUS Project, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany


  • Franz-Birger Marré, Head of Division Water and Urban Development, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn, Germany
  • Jeb Brugmann, Author of GIZ-ICLEI study on “Operationalizing the Urban Nexus”, Managing Partner, The Next Practice; Founder of ICLEI, Toronto, Canada
    The ‘Urban Nexus’ & Resilience
  • Ranell Martin M. Dedicatoria Program Manager, ICLEI Southeast Asia, Manila, Philippines
  • Mark Roseland, Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
    Networking the Nexus: Community Capital and Pando
  • Sarah Birch, Climate Risk and Biodiversity Program Manager, ICLEI Global Cities Biodiversity Center, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, Cape Town, South Africa

Organized in cooperation with: GIZ and BMZ


A4 PRESENTATIONS: Urban vulnerability and risk assessments and planning: Local governments in focus

A4 Session Description

Facilitator: Steve Gawler, Director International Programs, ICLEI Oceania Secretariat, Melbourne, Australia


A5 PANEL: IPCC 5th Assessment Report with an urban perspective

Mayors Adaptation Forum, open session
A5 Session Description

Facilitator: William Solecki, Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Co-Director, Urban Climate Change Research Network, New York, USA



  • David Sattherthwaite, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK; Coordinating Lead Author of Urban Chapter of IPCC AR5 of WG-II

Organized in cooperation by: Urban Climate Change Research Network, ICLEI World Secretariat, and World Mayors Council on Climate Change

16:45-18:15: Sessions B

B1 PANEL: Making climate compatible development pay

B1 Session Descripton


  • Mairi Dupar, Global Knowledge Management Coordinator, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), London, UK
  • Barbara Anton, Coordinator Sustainable Resources Climate and Resilience, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany


  • Tejas Shah, Health Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, India
  • Marielle Dubbeling, Director, RUAF Foundation, the Netherlands
  • Miguel Rodríguez, Monitoring and Evaluation Cities Footprint Project, Servicios Ambientales, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Daniel Ryan, Director, Global Change, Fundacion Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Trinnawat Suwanprik, Sanitary Researcher, Chiang Mai Municipality, Thailand

Organized in cooperation with: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

B2 PRESENTATIONS: New methods and action plans for climate-related heat and health risks

B2 Session Description

Facilitator: Anthony Socci, Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C., USA


  • Tikender Singh Panwar, Deputy Mayor, Shimla Municipal Corporation, India
    Strategies and approaches for minimizing climate-related health impacts in Shimla and the Himalayan Region

B3 REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP: Adaptation on the ground in Bologna, Italy (16:45-18:45)

B3 Session Description

Facilitator: Giovanni Fini, Coordinator of the Environmental Quality Unit, Bologna Municipality, Italy


  • Local climate profile
    Piero Pelizzaro, Head of the International Cooperation Unit, Kyoto Club, Rome Italy on behalf of Lucio Botarelli, Area Manager Agrometeorology, Land and Climate, ARPA Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy

Input from peer-cities, critical feedback, and suggestions


  • Nuno Lopes, Head of Environmental Studies and Management Division, City Council of Almada, Portugal

Organized in cooperation with: Bologna Municipality

B4 PANEL: Assessing climate vulnerability of cities and urban infrastructure: What works?

B4 Session Description

Facilitator: Joanne R. Potter, CRIS Program Manager, ICF International, Washington D.C., USA


Organized in cooperation with: ICF International and the Inter-American Development Bank

B5 PANEL: Integrating urban biodiversity into ecosystem based adaptation

Mayors Adaptation Forum, open session

B5 Session Description


  • Shela Patrickson, Manager, ICLEI Global Biodiversity Center, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, Cape Town South Africa



Organized in cooperation with: ICLEI's Cities Biodiversity Center