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October 2016

Enabling effective and sustainable financing for urban resilience

18 October 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Quito, Ecuador
Cities Alliance Pavilion (Booth 29) Habitat III Exhibition Area - National Assembly
Organized by ICLEI and Cities Alliance in partnership with the members of the Cities Alliance Joint Work Program on Resilient Cities, this session will discuss the urban resilience finance gap and detail current initiatives to help local governments improve their capacity to access and manage financing for resilience. With speakers from ICLEI, IDB, IIED, and local governments. Open access, refreshments served.
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Adapting to the effects of climate change

Support opportunities for cities and communities
19 October 2016, 15:00 - 16:30
The webinar, "Anpassung an die Folgen des Klimawandels: Unterstützungsangebote für Städte und Gemeinden" will introduce some of the opportunities for information and support especially relevant to the needs of German cities and municipalities. The primary emphasis will be on the online guideline "Klimalotse", a revised version of which has been available since Spring 2016. Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and exchange. Questions relating specifically to the revised 'Klimalotse' are welcome to be submitted in advance, so that these can be dealt with in greater depth as part of the webinar.

Participation is free. Please click here to register for the webinar. Please note that the webinar will be held in German. For further details (in German), please click here.

For more information or to submit questions specific to Klimalotse, please contact Julia Peleikis, Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe, at
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Building urban resilience to disaster risks and climate change for sustainable development

Linking Sendai, New York, Paris and Quito
19 October 2016, 11:00 - 12:00
Quito, Ecuador
R8, Habitat III conference
This event, chaired by DG ECHO Director Jean-Louis de Brouwer, will explore through the lens of urban development, the linkages and synergies between the Sendai Framework, Agenda 2030, and the Paris Agreement, to identify opportunities and challenges that can inform and strengthen the new Urban Agenda. Discussions will aim to reinforce the need for strategic urban and territorial planning and management and the importance of addressing the urban dimension in the implementation of the international frameworks. Cities are the right 'playing field' to understand practical and innovative ways of linking multiple development goals, and designing and implementing mutually reinforcing policies. Recommendations will thus contribute to the overall coherence of these international frameworks, around a common urban topic and with a common goal: a safe, resilient, inclusive and sustainable world for all.

Resilient Cities at Habitat III

Shifting toward resilient urban development
19 October 2016, 14:30 - 17:00
Quito, Ecuador
Room S3 Sustainable Cities Campus - Centro de Convenciones “Eugenio Espejo”
This session will discuss cooperation of national, regional and local level actors for resilience and adaptation planning and implementation. Speakers will explore methods for achieving complementarity in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Sustainable Development Goal 11, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Representatives from international organizations and local governments will exchange on required national framework conditions and finance mechanisms, share opportunities for capacity building from global support initiatives, and present examples of successful local action.

Open access, refreshments served.
*followed by networking and discussion from 17:00-18:00

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Supported by: German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with UNISDR, UN-Habitat, World Bank, Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito.

Local Renewables Conference 2016

Energising the smart city and region
26 - 28 October 2016, 12:00 - 14:30
Freiburg, Germany
Historisches Kaufhaus, Münsterplatz 24, 79098
The global energy needs are set to increase 40% by 2030. In response, the EU Energy Union recognises the importance of putting cities and regions central in making energy more secure, affordable and sustainable. European cities are searching for innovative ways of meeting the energy demands, whilst responding to citizen needs. Smart technologies are increasingly considered as appropriate solutions to improve citizens’ life quality and respond to the EU climate and energy ambitions.

Energy provision and usage are core elements in the quest for a smart city. But the question arises whether a smart city can also be a sustainable city. What role can, and should, smart technologies play in the search for improved energy efficiency and quality of life in a city? What are the opportunities and limitations of new technologies for urban energy transformation? And what is the role of social innovation and citizen engagement?

These topics will be at the heart of the discussion at the Local Renewables Conference 2016. The conference will bring together leading and learning cities, policy-makers from European and national governments, business, research and finance institutions, and will showcase practical and innovative examples of how to reduce energy use, as well as how to make best use of energy sources in the region.

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ICLEI Europe, City of Freiburg, and City of Basel

November 2016

«Krisehåndtering på vei til «resiliens»

Om et nytt og viktig begrep for samfunnets motstandsdyktighet»
23 November 2016 - 30 November 1999
Arendal, Norway
Jose J Gonzales held a lecture on the topic of community resilience and the Smart Mature Resilience project.

The importance of dealing with emergencies (such as natural disasters or terrorist acts) or chronic social problems (such as racism, oppression of women and social inequality) is coming to increasing prominence in Norway and beyond. Traditional crisis management, based on the analysis of threats and risks, is insufficient.

The English term "resilience" represents a paradigm shift when it comes to dealing with chronic stress or shock (emergencies / disasters). Building "resilience" is beginning to be accepted as Norwegian concept and is central to various disciplines: ecology, health, organizational theory, society's resistance to chronic problems or threats.

The lecture gives an introduction to the concept of resilience and the reasons why there is a momentous change in society's relation to crises and chronic problems. An overview was provided of the EU project (Smart Mature Resilience) where University of Agder and the city of Kristiansand are partners in cooperation with 6 other European cities, three universities and two further organisations (ICLEI and DIN).

The speaker, Professor Jose Julio Gonzalez works for the Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder, Grimstad. He established the Centre for Integrated Crisis Management in 2011, which is a priority focus for UiA. Gonzalez is the scientific coordinator of Smart Mature Resilience, a major EU project aimed at crisis management.

3rd RAMSES Webinar

Understanding vulnerabilities, assessing economic gains and unlocking the transformative potential of climate adaptation in cities
24 November 2016, 11:00 - 13:00
Building resilience plays a key role in adapting to a changing climate. There remains, however, a lack of knowledge and resources to drive the correct implementation and enable strong climate adaptation policies. In order to meet these needs, the RAMSES project aims to produce scientific outcomes which can support local adaptation decision-making.

The webinar on 24 November 2016 from 11.00 to 13.00 will share the research presented during the 3rd RAMSES Stakeholder Dialogue, which took place on 4 October in Rome (Italy). The main outcomes of the day’s discussion will also be presented.

During the event, the RAMSES web tool will be presented as an information point for cities. The tool is designed to help cities find information on climate change impacts and to explore their options for adapting to climate change and building city resilience.

To register for the free webinar, click here. For further information and questions, contact








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