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“Transformative optimism” towards a resilient world

“Transformative optimism” underlies the actions that local and subnational governments are taking to build a low-carbon and resilient world. It also describes the dedication among national governments that has led to significant advancements in global sustainability policy in recent years. This morning, at the opening plenary of Resilient Cities 2016, Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn 

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Reality Check Workshops Preview: Resilience in Da Nang, Can Tho and Bangkok

Impacts from climate change are already being experienced worldwide and are only projected to continue: extreme weather events with higher frequency and intensity, higher precipitation in some areas, drought in other areas, rising sea level and more. Cities are often at the most risk to impacts of climate change due to their frequently coastal locations 

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#1 Day to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Welcome to Bangkok!

Post by Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor, Bangkok A warm welcome to Bangkok, and welcome to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 –The first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation. This is a milestone event which brings focus to Asia-Pacific, and provides a platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, solutions and opportunities for local governments. The 

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ICLEI Links: 6 February 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories First Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress to kick off in Bangkok City Stories ‘Crossrail’ cycle superhighway through central London given go-ahead The value of sustainability reporting 

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#8 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific and the one-degree hypothesis

Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per 

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#9 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: What can you expect from the congress?

Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia With a rise in natural disasters such as super storms, storm surges, landslides and floods, we are regularly reminded ofthe need to make our cities safer and stronger. The UN human settlements programme estimates that nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas 

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#10 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Join us at the first ever Resilient Cities congress in Asia!

Post by Vince Marin, Communications, ICLEI Southeast Asia We are starting the 10-day countdown to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific – the first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, organized by ICLEI, the World Mayors’ Council on Climate Change, and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (an ICLEI Member). Drawing on the success of the Resilient Cities annual global 

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