Resilient Cities 2015 announces Photo Contest Winner and New Program

Photo Contest Congratulations to Ms. Sayamon Saiyot, who won the Resilient Cities 2015 Photo Contest with the image featured above! Sayamon is a student at the Yokohama National University, where she is conducting research on how to enhance community resilience against flooding in Thailand. Sayamon’s photo captured the contest theme – “Testimonies of resilience: Snapshots 

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Sendai Conference raises the curtain for the post-2015 development agenda, focusing on disaster risk reduction

On 13-18 March 2014, ICLEI Member City Sendai (Japan) will host the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). The conference aims to finalize the design of the international and multistakeholder framework of collaboration on disaster risk reduction for the next couple of decades. WCDRR is of particular importance as the first decadal intergovernmental 

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Voices in the Corridors: If You had Unlimited funds…

Some participants at the first day of Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific shared what their resilience plans would be if they had access to unlimited resources. All interviews were conducted by Olga Chepelianskaia. Transcript: My name is Zahad, I am from Bogor City, Indonesia, and I want my city to have proper, running, clean water. Transcript: If 

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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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#2 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Setting the tone for a milestone year

Post by Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General 2015 is a milestone year, one which will define how the world responds to disasters, the persistent drivers and incipient impacts of climate change, and the barriers to achieving sustainable, inclusive, and equitable development for the world’s 7 billion plus inhabitants over the next two decades. As 

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#5 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Meet the Mayor of Matale, Sri Lanka, at the congress

Honorable Mayor Hilmy Mohamed of Matale, Sri Lanka, is attending Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific to share his city’s experiences in dealing with disasters and in building resilience in communities. We spoke with him a few months back about his city’s sustainability vision and innovations. What would you describe as Matale’s main achievements in the field of 

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#7 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Why are Southeast Asian local governments joining Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015?

“To gain insights on climate change resilience strategies and to be able to formulate local programs to make our municipality climate change resilient.” –Mayor Ruben Paoad, Tublay         “To learn insights, innovations or models undertaken by developed cities to climate change adaptation and resiliency which we may replicate, as applicable to our 

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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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#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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