Livable cities forum

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Date:
29-30 Nov 2012
Location:
Canada (Hamilton)
Venue:
Hamilton Convention Centre

Climate change is one of the most important social, environmental, and economic issues facing the world today. Despite growing efforts to mitigate, some impacts are inevitable and will be felt by communities across the country. In light of this reality, local governments in Canada are faced with a unique and pressing challenge to adapt to a changing climate and to protect the people, property, and resources within our communities. As the level of government closest to residents, municipalities also play a crucial role in educating the community and building support for local action.

This event on the theme of Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities will provide a forum for municipal practitioners and elected officials to discuss the importance of urban climate change adaptation and will provide a platform to explore adaptation and its vital role at the local level. Panel discussions, plenaries, and interactive workshops will highlight the ways in which adaptation can be mainstreamed into everyday practices and policies, the innovative action being taken by Canadian municipalities, and the benefits and opportunities that come from community engagement and partnerships.

Forum Themes include:

  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Innovative action
  • Mainstreaming adaptation
  • Adaptation linkages


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Event fee

From $375 to $500

Target audience

The forum will engage a wide range of audiences. These include:

Canadian elected officials, including Councillors and Mayors

  • Municipal staff
  • Policy makers from all levels of government
  • Planning professionals
  • Academics/Researchers
  • Climate scientists
  • Sustainability practitioners
  • Engineering professionals
  • NGO’s and non-profits
  • Community groups
  • University students


How to register

Register online.


Keywords

Themes:
Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance
Countries:
Canada
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