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May 2018

Building resilience to climate change: developing regional-urban approaches

Green Week Partner Event
23 May 2018
Brussels, Belgium
House of Dutch Provinces, Trierstraat 59 – 61 rue d e Trèves

Adapting to climate change is a major challenge that cuts across sectors and levels of government: from transnational to regional and local. Cities and regions must work together if they are to develop effective strategies to address their local vulnerabilities and boost resilience.


This half-day seminar introduces transferable best practices and scalable approaches on how cities and regions can together develop policies and actions to address risks, create resilient infrastructures, and foster a better quality of life for their communities. Among others, this event will address the following questions:



  • How can cities and regions work together to manage climate-related risks, foster resilience and ultimately boost local sustainable development?

  • What are the roles and competences of different players at the local, regional, national and EU level. How can engagement of communities be ensured?

  • What obstacles exist (e.g. legislative and financial) to making infrastructure more resilient?


June 2018

Fifth International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2018

Adaptation Futures
18 - 22 June 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC 1) Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street

The Fifth International Climate Change Adaptation Conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, 18 - 22 June 2018.


Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. The event will bring together over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world to connect, learn and inspire. Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.


The RESIN project will be presented as part of the session "Transnational City-to-City Learning to accelerate urban adaptation."


ICLEI World Congress 2018

19 - 22 June 2018
Montréal, Canada
Montréal

In our increasingly urban world, cities and their surrounding regions have a growing influence on global patterns of production, consumption, innovation and technological development. At the same time, they are experiencing rapid change, brought about by urbanization, climate change, shifting demographics and growing inequities that will continue to impact the urban environment.

What happens now in and around urban areas will define the course of global sustainable development this century. Collective action on the most pressing urban issues of our time is critical.

At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in June 2018, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organizations, business leaders and researchers to share their ideas, successes and challenges in advancing sustainable urban development worldwide.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress is among the top platforms for peer-to-peer exchange on the latest ideas and innovations designed to advance sustainable development in our urban world. Together, participants will examine key issues and solutions - from the circular economy to nature-based solutions and systemic resilience - set to play a key role in the development of our cities and regions.

Join the action in Montréal on 19 through 22 June 2018. For more information visit the conference website.


July 2018

Putting the Basque Declaration into practice

Supporting city climate adaptation with the RESIN tools
5 July 2018
Bilbao, Spain

In 2016, hundreds of local government practitioners and leaders from 40 countries gathered in Bilbao to endorse the Basque Declaration, outlining new pathways for European cities and towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe. It aims to support and accelerate socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation.


Two years on, this event will bring together city practitioners and experts on climate change adaptation and resilience to discuss efforts to implement the commitments made in the Declaration, in particular the central agenda to adapt to climate change, and reduce the risk of disasters. The cities of Paris and Bilbao will open a dialogue with their peers from the cities of Zadar (Croatia), Padova and Alba (Italy), Almada (Portugal), Athens (Greece), London (UK), Strasbourg (France) and Warsaw (Poland).  


Attend the event to:



  • Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework, with the help of a new suite of decision-support tools co-developed by cities and researchers.

  • Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe.  

  • Consider how, with their vital role on the frontline of adaptation, cities across Europe can learn from each other and together drive transferable solutions to climate challenges. 

  • Find out more about practical tools currently under development which can help to identify risks, assess their interdependencies and impacts, and select effective adaptation solutions - now and in the future.


Registration is now open!


August 2018

RGS-IBG Conference

28 - 31 August 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Cardiff University

The 2018 Annual International Conference will be held at Cardiff University from Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018.


The chair of this year's conference is Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University, UK), who has chosen 'Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography' as the conference theme. This broad theme provides an opportunity to explore ideas of landscape within geographical scholarship, the popularity of landscape beyond the academy, and the shifting landscapes of geography as an academic discipline.


The RESIN project will be presented under the title "Climate adaptation as co-productive transformation: exploring the interfaces of science, policy and practice in multi-scalar contexts".


Registration for the conference is now open! The provisional programme is now live, and includes details of days and times for sessions. You can find out more about planning your attendance at the conference here.


September 2018

Thirteenth International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS)

24 - 26 September 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania
Kaunas

In 2018, the 13th edition of the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania. CRITIS 2018 will be hosted by the Vytautas Magnus University and the Lithuanian Energy Institute.


CRITIS 2018 continues the tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges in the field of critical (information) infrastructure protection (C(I)IP) and fostering the dialogue between all C(I)I stakeholders. CRITIS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, C(I)I operators, industry, defence sector and governmental organisations working in the field of the security of critical (information) infrastructures.


As in previous years, invited speakers and special events will complement a programme of original research contributions. The conference organisers invite the different research communities and stakeholders involved in C(I)IP to attend and present their progress, and encourages discussions and multi-disciplinary approaches to relevant C(I)IP problems.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.