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June 2017

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Our Climate Ready Future
5 - 9 June 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. Our vision is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. We will bring together the people who will deliver action on the ground – from business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities – to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers. Set in the cultural city of Glasgow, at the heart of a city-region that is putting climate adaptation and climate justice at the core of decision-making, ECCA 2017 offers a unique opportunity to visit many innovative local adaptation projects and share experience of how climate adaptation can work in practice.

Kick-off meeting: CEN WS/88 - Functional Specification for a Resilience Information Portal

21 June 2017, 11:00 - 15:00
Brussels, Belgium
ICLEI Brussels Office Avenue de Tervueren 35 1040 Etterbeek
European cities face an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters, which are exacerbated by climate change and social dynamics, such as demographic change and an ageing population. Enhancing societal resilience, which includes improving good governance, accountability, and creating a better space for civil society to act has become key to civil protection. The Smart Mature Resilience EU Horizon 2020 project (SMR project) seeks to support capacity building via information systems and to support this process by providing a comprehensive Resilience Management Guideline and defined a Resilience Information Portal. The workshop will aim at developing consensus-based list of requirements on how municipalities could equip an information system that facilitates building up resilience through collaboration, communication, and engagement. This marks the functional specification for a Resilience Information Portal.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 21 June 2017 in Brussels at ICLEI Europe. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, René Lindner no later than 16 June 2017.

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in November 2017.

Understanding Urban Heat Effects and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems for improved Urban Quality

1st RAMSES training webinar
22 June 2017
The 1st Training Webinar of the European research project RAMSES on "Understanding Urban Heat Effects and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems for improved Urban Quality" will take place on 22 June 2017 from 11.00-12.00 (CET).

The RAMSES project will conclude this year with a final conference in September. The project has produced a large number of resources that can be offered to cities and adaptation practitioners in a co-creative process between cities and researchers. This final training phase is the last opportunity to get acquainted with the project's key findings and to interact directly with the experts.

This is the first of three such webinars and will feature experts from VITO and NTNU presenting their work on Urban Heat Islands and the Core Dimensions of Resilient Systems. The webinar is free of charge - to sign up, click the link below.

7th REA Symposium: Poised to Adapt

Enacting resilience potential through design, governance and organization
26 - 29 June 2017
Liege, Belgium
The program for the 7th SYMPOSIUM OF THE RESILIENCE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (REA) will engage participants in an energetic exploration of what it means to be poised to adapt in a turbulent world and how to resolve the conflict between adapting to be resilient versus the pressures for compliance with standards. The University of Liège will host the symposium and will organise the symposium in cooperation with the REA.

The symposium will be held from the 26th to the 29th of June 2017. The venue will be at Monday at the University of Liège and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Liège, Belgium.

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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.