ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Bonn are pleased to announce the congress “Resilient Cities 2010”, the first annual global Forum on Urban Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change for all actors involved in the field of adaptation.
The Congress will be held from 28 to 30 May 2010 in Bonn, Germany, between the Carbon Expo in Cologne (26-28 May) and the UN Climate Talks in Bonn (31 May – 11 June 2010).
Resilient Cities 2010 will gather actors with different backgrounds – not only local governments, international organizations, development banks and NGOs but also researchers, university professors, urban planners, consultants, private finance institutions and private sector companies. All these stakeholders will jointly discuss and identify solutions and impulses for innovation in the field of adaptation and aim at setting the direction for the future planning of and investment in urban infrastructure.
How vulnerable are our cities and what tools do we have to assess the projected impacts of climate change? How can we integrate adaptation into water, transport, energy and urban planning? How can we get citizens on-board and best utilize existing local knowledge? How can we manage uncertainty and what instruments are available to best deal with it? How much does adaptation cost and how can we finance it? All these issues, and many more, will be discussed at the Resilient Cities 2010 Congress and solutions will be sought through the presentation of several local examples and the input of numerous experts.
Click here to download the program overview and see what different aspects of adaptation will be explored during the event.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
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