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Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation

The 5th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation will take place from 29th – 31st May 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, the program will focus on a variety of key topics including risk data, adaptation planning, financing a resilient city, city-region food systems and resilient infrastructure.

Additionally, Resilient Cities 2014 will host the 4th Mayors Adaptation Forum, which enables close dialogue between local and global leaders. The focus this year will be on urban adaptation and biodiversity, climate governance, sustainable development goals and the post-2015 UN Development Agenda.

The forum will be accompanied by various pre- and side- events, in particular the Open European Day, which will take place on 28th May 2014. It will focus on three core adaptation themes: Vulnerability and Risk Assessments; the Economics of Adaptation; Multilevel-governance Cooperation and Approaches.

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European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award has listed climate change, mitigation and adaptation as one of the twelve environmental indicators for the Award. The current European Green Capital, Copenhagen, aims to be a carbon-neutral city by 2025, which means reducing carbon emissions to a minimum and compensating for the remainder through other initiatives. Copenhagen is the first capital city in the world to make such a commitment.