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Resilient Cities Conference

12-15 May 2012, Bonn, Germany

This is the 3rd Resilient Cities Word Congress is taking place between the 12-15 May, in Bonn, Germany. The focus of this year’s congress is on urban resilience and adaptation.

While cities make efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase urban energy-efficiency, they are at the same time vulnerable. Climate change is already leading to an increased frequency of extreme weather events bringing floods, landslides and droughts while melting glaciers threaten the drinking water supply of large cities and sea-level rise imperils many coastal communities.

Many of these climate change impacts will be – and in some cases already have been – felt directly at the local level. Local governments have a responsibility to protect their people, property, and resources. With the economies, livelihoods, safety and character of their communities at stake, cities are harnessing their visionary leadership and policy tools to increase resilience as they prepare for the future.

Climate change is one of the 12 environmental indicators that cities applying for the European Green Capital Award are assessed on.

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