Climate Change Adaptation and Urban Resilience


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  • Three topical session streams on nature-based solutions for urban resilience, multi-level governance for adaptation planning, and financing resilience and adaptation;
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  • a marketplace, promoting match-making and networking, and introducing particpants to relevant initiatives and projects.
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Co-creation in Hamburg, London and Milan

Between October and December 2018, the cities of Hamburg, London and Milan took the first steps towards co-creating specific areas of these cities targeted for green regeneration within the CLEVER Cities project. But what does co-creation really mean? For these three cities, it’s about ensuring that local citizens are core participants in the process.

How one German city is swapping steel plants for garden plants

Dortmund (Germany) is regenerating some of its most critical former industrial spaces and understands the value of including local residents in the process. Dagmar Knappe, City of Dortmund, said, “We think involvement of citizens is important as they know best what is needed in their neighbourhood. Moreover, it leads to more acceptance and a better connectivity with their neighbourhood.”

A recent EEA report "Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe" warns that Europe'’s most vulnerable citizens are disproportionately affected by health hazards from climate change impacts.
'Key barriers to and factors for improving the successful implementation of nature-based solutions' compiles some of the key issues affecting climate change adaptation practitioners, as well as other professionals considering nature-based solutions as part of urban development.
'Green market opportunities and business policies for urban nature-based solutions' summarizes options for encouraging private businesses to implement nature-based solutions.
'Impact-driven financing and investment strategies for urban regeneration' provides an overview of the financing mechanisms available for urban regeneration projects.

Call for hosts

ICLEI European Secretariat, EKLIPSE and NATURVATION invite South-East European cities to become the host of the Financing Greener Cities event.

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), 28-31 May 19, Lisbon (Portugal)

Nature-based Cities: A Nature-based Solutions Peer-Learning Workshop for Cities, 24 June 19, Bonn (Germany)

European Urban Resilience Forum 2019, 25 June 19, Bonn (Germany)

Resilient Cities 2019, 26-28 June 19, Bonn (Germany)

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