Leon explained that committing to resilience building is easy. What counts is using indicators to subsequently measure progress. The City of Quito is backing up its commitments with clear indicators and a vulnerability index that is scaled down to a parish level.

Shifting towards resilient urban development

The Paris Agreement establishes a clear goal: to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target. However, the national climate commitments submitted under the Paris Agreement do not yet put us on track to achieve this goal. In fact, with current national commitments, the world 

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C4: Multilateral Funding Schemes Go Urban

This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. Imagine a city in coastal Vietnam, surrounded by low-lying areas and highly affected by upstream hydropower projects. The city wants to conduct a project on water resources, also involving neighboring provinces. It sounds 

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