Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn.
In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). More than 500 participants and beyond 30 partners each year helped make Resilient Cities a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.
The congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics amongst which were urban risk, resilient urban logistics, financing the resilient city, urban agriculture and food, smart infrastructure and many more.
Resilient Cities also supports the annual Bonn Declaration of Mayors – written by local leaders during the Mayors Adaptation Forum, organized with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.
3rd Open European Day (OED)
The European Environment Agency (EEA) and ICLEI will organize the 3rd Open European Day (OED), taking place on the 5th July, back-to-back with the Bonn Resilient Cities Conference.
The successful interactive OED format will be enriched and enhanced to ensure valuable experience exchange between climate adaptation practitioners of both “forerunner” and “beginner” cities and with key adaptation players. Contributions by institutions supporting urban adaptation development and scientists will be tailored around specific inputs to respond to key leading questions from city representatives.
In Addition, the OED Marketplace will be an adaptation information hotspot and offer further exchange opportunities.
The day will be concluded with the launch of the EEA report "Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016"