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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. 

Resilient Cities 2017 Call for Contributions is now open

4 October 2016

Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, is taking place on 4 - 6 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The annual forum is organized by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted with the City of Bonn, Germany.

The call for contributions for the 2017 congress is open and welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, Reality Check Workshops, trainings, facilitated discussions, posters, and co-events. More formats here.

Resilient Cities 2017 will focus on financing resilience, risk transfer and climate insurance solutions, adaptation and DRR planning and policy, mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action towards urban resilience. Congress themes also include current and pressing issues such as data security, climate-related health risks, and forced migration. Check detailed list of new themes here.

The congress will delve further into these topics, while reviewing local progress on the implementation of global frameworks such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the resilience targets of Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Don’t miss the chance to shape the program of this global event on urban resilience! Submit your contribution until December 1, 2016


Resilient Cities 2016 recap

Approximately 150 speakers, 34 sessions and a number of side events made the 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation an outstanding platform for learning, sharing ideas, and creating solutions. We were pleased to welcome participants from 45 countries to Bonn, twenty percent from local governments. 

To learn more about what happened at the congress:

  • Read the daily highlights from Resilient Cities, below!
  • Stay connected by following us @ICLEI_ResCities and by tweeting with #ResilientCities
  • To view the Congress Summary PowerPoint from Robert Kehew, Leader, Climate Change Planning Unit, UN-HABITAT, click here

Resilient Cities 2016 - Video interviews

We conducted a series of interviews at Resilient Cities 2016 Congress with mayors, international donors, scientists and practitioners in the field of urban resilience and adaptation. To check out the videos, visit our YouTube playlist for the Congress. 

Read our July Newsletter

23 July 2016

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