Categories: Climate Change

by Gabriel Klaasen


Categories: Climate Change

by Gabriel Klaasen


June 2020

"Building sustainable African cities during and after a pandemic" new webinar


On 30 June at 14:00 CEST, join a discussion with city leaders and key experts on the barriers that African cities currently face in accessing finance for climate change adaptation, looking at examples of innovative adaptation finance mechanisms that have been used to enhance the flow of adaptation finance to African cities.

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News on Urban Resilience

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality's COVID-19 Resilience Action Plan

Starting the application of "crisis municipalism" for the first time in Turkey, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has been the first to publish its measures taken during the COVID-19 struggle in the form of a report and action plan.

ICLEI and GRCN announce new partnership to strengthen cities' resilience capacities

The cooperation between the two organizations is intended to create valuable programming and knowledge on resilient development and its role in creating sustainable cities in a low carbon future.

Valencia builds resilience strategies for cultural heritage landscapes

Restrictions due to the virus outbreak have put Spanish cities in complete lockdown but that didn’t stop ARCH scientific partners paying a ‘virtual visit’ to Valencia.

Green lungs for Cotonou: The city’s Poumon Vert project looks towards a sustainable future.

Despite being exposed to climate change impacts, the City of Cotonou, Benin, is determined to sustainability through actions such as the Poumon Vert (Green Lung) project, which aims to build a green, clean and resilient city.

Urban resilience: Learnings from COVID-19

How can we develop sustainable, resilient and liveable cities in the face of shocks such as COVID-19? UNICITI has identified three elements of resilience that cities need to strengthen: public spaces, urban agriculture and quality of life.

"The resilience of your city depends on the resilience of your neighbour”

The quote from Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago clearly summarizes the shared message of the speakers in the latest webinar of this Africa-focused series: Strengthening knowledge-exchange networks is key to build resilient cities during and after global crises.

ICLEI City Resilience Stories Webinar Series

This webinar series provides a monthly virtual gathering for the resilience community and urban representatives on best practices and tools in the realm of urban resilience. Check out our YouTube playlist with the recording of the past editions and our webinar page for the upcoming sessions.

ICLEI COVID-19 resources

While facing and responding to the pandemic, ICLEI has created a page containing resources that can be useful and inspiring to our network. 

Upcoming Events and Webinars

8 July 2020, 14:30 CEST
The webinar will discuss the experiences of cities in preparing for, responding to and efforts to recover from the wide-ranging health and socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.
Daring Cities 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT | 7 – 28 October 2020 | Online

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