Resilient Cities 2017: 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation - Reviewing local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11

Meeting or Conference
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
04-06 May 2017
Germany (Bonn)

Resilient Cities 2017 will take place over three days from May 4th to 6th including high-level plenaries, trainings, Reality Check Workshops and parallel thematic panel sessions which will feature discussions on a range of new and recurring themes related to urban resilience and urban adaptation to climate change.

These themes will cover a variety of key resilience topics including: ecosystem-based adaptation; governance and collaboration; urban risk data and indicators; adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction planning and policy. Additionally, this call for contributions would like to particularly encourage submissions for the following themes:

  • Hot topics: Urban resilience challenges in focus (theme 1):
    • local implementation of SDG11 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;

    • how cities prepare and respond to disease outbreaks or other climate-related health risks;

    • forced migration in urban areas;

    • risk transfer and insurance;

    • data security and management.

  • Long-term investments: Financing resilience (theme 7) - with a special focus on direct access funding mechanisms for cities;

  • Preparing for the worst: Minimising and managing loss and damage (theme 4) - providing an overview of the current challenges on climate disaster risk management and the implications of loss and damage for cities and Small Island States.

Key Dates

  • Call for Contributions opens: 1 October 2016

  • Call for Contributions closes: 1 December 2016

  • Registration: January 2017

The interested participants may visit this page to submit their contribution.

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