Cities on the Forefront of Achieving Inclusive Climate and Disaster Resilience
- Mai (firstname.lastname@example.org); Johanna (email@example.com)
Local governments and other local stakeholders must play a prominent role in building disaster and climate resilience at the local level and do so in a way that fully includes all members of society. This working session presents an opportunity to showcase the experience of local actors and stakeholders in achieving the vision for resilient and sustainable cities through these partnerships. It aims to demonstrate the practical ‘how to’ examples and innovative ideas from a diverse range of cities, not only on what was done right, but also what may have been wrong and what we can learn from this.
The session discussed current bottlenecks as well as gaps and needs for action to step up city-level action for disaster and climate resilience. The key questions will focus on the following areas: 1) inclusion and engagement of multi and diverse stakeholders; 2) vertical coordination between national and local governments; 3) financing for disaster and climate resilience; and 4) coherence between DRR, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Jamaica
Sami Kanaan, Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland
Cinthia Borjas Valenzuela, Coordinator of the Integral Risk Management Unit (UMGIR) and Director of the Municipal Office of the Municipality of the Central District of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, and Co-Chair, UNSDSN
Farah Kabir, Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh
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