Germany - Resilient Cities 2016: 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

MAIN HOST(S): ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Bonn, Germany will host the 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation  from 6th to 8th July


Resilient Cities is the global platform for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change. Every year the congress brings together over 400 expert participants, including representatives from local governments, academia, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. With networking and side events, the congress offers the perfect opportunity to connect with a vibrant global community of resilience practitioners and researchers, to build new partnerships and exchange ideas and good practices. Resilient Cities focuses on solutions for local governments, including cities and small island states. Participants have the chance to learn about emerging topics, tools, and approaches and gain practical knowledge through case studies and Reality Check Workshops.

About Resilient Cities 2016:

Resilient Cities 2016 will focus on a variety of key topics, including local implementation of global frameworks, inclusive and resilient development, financing resilience, measuring and evaluating resilience implementation, holistic and integrated climate actions, and new emerging topics, such as cities responding to forced migration and to vector borne-related risks.

Overview of themes:

  1. Measuring and monitoring urban risk, vulnerability, and resilience
  2. Holistic approach to adaptation planning, policy, and implementation
  3. Inclusive and resilient urban development
  4. Financing resilience
  5. Governance, collaboration, and capacity building
  6. Resilient urban infrastructure
  7. Ecosystem-based adaptation and resource security
  8. Emerging risks, trends, and platforms
  9. Tracking progress on and preparing for global frameworks

Who should attend?

Resilient Cities focuses on solutions for local governments, including cities and small island states.

Participants from a wide range of backgrounds are welcome to attend and share their experiences and knowledge, such as:

  • Elected officials including Mayors, Vice Mayors, Councillors, Governors
  • Local government staff, including Directors of Sustainability, Resilience, Policy Development, Urban Planning and Development, and Resource Management
  • Academics, Researchers, and Students
  • Private Sector Solutions Providers
  • Non-governmental Organization practitioners
  • International Organization representatives
  • Municipal Associations and Network representatives
  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Water and Sanitation Specialists
  • Senior Technical Advisors and consultants
  • Civil Engineers, Infrastructure and Utilities Managers
  • Senior Finance Analysts Development Bank and Financial Institution representatives
  • Disaster Risk and Emergency Managers
  • Global Climate Change and Adaptation Experts

The call for contributions for the 2016 congress is open and welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, Reality Check Workshops, trainings, facilitated discussions, posters, and co-events.

Registration information can be found through the event website


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