Resilient Cities March Update
19 March 2018

Resilient Cities 2018 Program updates

Resilient Cities 2018 will continue reviewing the state of urban resilience and local implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and explore new directions and pathways to achieve a sustainable and resilient urban future.

A few highlights this year:

Co-events planned:

For more information on content & speakers at Resilient Cities 2018
visit our
online program. *
Note some time changes have occurred. 

Registration is still open!

Over 150 participants have already registered for the Resilient Cities 2018 congress, among them local government representatives from around the globe.

Furthermore, representatives from partner and leading organizations have confirmed their attendance, such as Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) / World Bank, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Resilience Brokers, European Economic Area (EEA), European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER), Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), German Development Agency (GIZ), HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Hivos, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), RUAF Foundation, Tetra Tech, UNEP DTU Partnership and many more...

Register now in order to establish lasting partnerships, exchange good practices, and learn about innovative strategies and developments in urban resilience in this important discussion held back-to-back with the Bonn Climate Change Conference

Exhibitors at Resilient Cities 2018

We are excited to announce the following confirmed exhibitors for Resilient Cities 2018:
  • Emilia Romagna Regional Agency for Territorial Safety and Civil Protection - PRIMES Project
  • USAID - Coastal City Adaptation Project
  • Siemens AG
  • Munich Re / Hawa Dawa
  • Springer SBM
  • DC PRO Engineering L.L.C.
  • ICLEI World Congress 2018
More information on the exhibitors can be found on our website.

Announcements from CitiesIPCC conference

CitiesIPCC research agenda, Edmonton Declaration and first batch of 20+ sessions of cities & regions Talanoa Dialogues

The CitiesIPCC Conference (5-7 March 2018, Edmonton, Canada) concluded with the announcement of the research agenda on cities and climate change for the coming years. The Conference outcomes are also supported by a joint statement endorsed by 10 global organizations that were actively involved in the design and implementation of the conference. The CitiesIPCC Conference website will stay active to capture the other outcomes such as partners announcements, compilation of proceedings, official reporting to the IPCC as well as updates on the implementation of joint statement.  

As the official outcome of the Change for Climate Global Mayors Summit held ahead of the CitiesIPCC, the City of Edmonton and the Global Covenant of Mayors announced the Edmonton Declaration that promotes evidence-based local climate action. 

The Resilient Cities 2018 congress was officially announced as one of the 20+ Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues! Download press release here. Included in the list is also the Canadian Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogue to be convened at the ICLEI World Congress in Montreal (19 - 22 June) by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), City of Montreal and ICLEI.  

Support the Adaptation Fund!

Resilient Cities 2018 congress participants are encouraged to donate one percent (1%) of their travel cost in solidarity with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities to the Adaptation Fund. For more information, see here and download the Oxford Crowdfunding for Adaptation Brochure

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