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Event Resilient Cities

Register now to Resilient Cities 2011 and be part of the international platform on urban adaptation to climate change that will shape the future of cities!

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Period [02/06/2011 - 06/06/2011]
Event location Gustav Stresemann Institut, Bonn Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn
Host ICLEI i.s.m. City of Bonn e.a.
See the agenda http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/bonn2011/program/
Event URL http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/bonn2011/home/
Contact person ICLEI Wold Secretariat
Email address: bonn2011@iclei.org
Phone: +49–(0)228 / 976 299-28
Fax: +49-(0)228 / 976 299-01
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The global challenge of climate change adaptation: Where local impacts meet a world of solutions

While cities make efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase urban energy-efficiency, they are at the same time vulnerable. Climate change is already leading to an increased frequency of extreme weather events bringing floods, landslides and droughts while melting glaciers threaten the drinking water supply of large cities and sea-level rise imperils many coastal communities. 

Many of these climate change impacts will be – and in some cases already have been – felt directly at the local level. Local governments have a responsibility to protect their people, property, and resources. With the economies, livelihoods, safety and character of their communities at stake, cities are harnessing their visionary leadership and policy tools to increase resilience as they prepare for the future.

But they must start planning now.

Resilient Cities: the Global Forum

Resilient Cities is the global platform for learning, cooperation and networking on all aspects of urban resilience and adaptation to climate change. Resilient Cities is the place to be if you wish to:     

  • Secure the latest and most groundbreaking information on strategies carried out worldwide, presented by leading and authoritative experts

  • Showcase innovative solutions developed at the local level by your company / organisation

  • Interact directly with leading international organizations, local governments leaders and representatives of the private sector in order to strengthen your network of prospective partners