Resilient Cities 2013

Event date: 31 May 2013 - 2 June 2013

ICLEI-Resilient-Cities-2013Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI)
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Organiser/s: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Website: Resilient Cities 2013 – the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

Description: Resilient Cities 2013 – the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation will take place on 31 May – 2 June 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Topics include:

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Adaptation and resilience planning and policy making
  • Multi-stakeholder and community-based collaboration
  • Governance
  • Implementing specific adaptation solutions
  • Financing resilience
  • Resilient Urban Food Systems

In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). More than 500 participants and beyond 30 partners each year helped make Resilient Cities a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.

The congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics amongst which were urban risk, resilient urban logistics, financing the resilient city, urban agriculture, smart infrastructure and many more.

Resilient Cities also supports the annual Bonn Declaration of Mayors – written by local leaders during the Mayors Adaptation Forum, organized with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.