Science-Policy Interface, the UCCRN, and the Role of Global City Networks​ in the IPCC Cities Conference

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted in Bonn, Germany.

Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. Seven successful editions have made this goal a reality. The 8th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series will take place back-to-back with the annual UN Bonn talks in May 4-6, 2017. 

The congress will offer a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics among which are "hot" resilience topics, such as: 

  • 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; and
  • Data security and management. 

as well as themes touching on "traditional" urban resilience challenges, such as:

  • Financing resilience (with a special focus on direct access funding mechanisms for cities); and
  • Preparing for the worst: Minimizing and managing loss and damage (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). 

UCCRN is proud to be an endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation. The forum will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change, such as climate-related health risks, internal displacement and forced migration, and risk transfer and insurance, as they represent serious challenges where further attention and support is needed. The congress will delve further into these topics, while continuing to track progress on financing resilience, disaster risk reduction planning and policy, as well as mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action for resilience building.

Session title: Science-Policy Interface, the UCCRN, and the Role of Global City Networks​ in the IPCC Cities Conference

​Session​: 12

Day/Time: Saturday, 6 May, 2017 from 13:30 to 15:00​

​Here is the program

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May 06, 2017
Bonn, Germany