Resilient Cities 2015 Interviews: Sean O’Donoghue

We conducted a series of interviews at our Resilient Cities 2015 congress. Here, Sean O’Donoghue (Manager, Climate Protection Branch, eThekwini Municipality/Durban, South Africa) discusses the importance of regional partnerships for adaptation.

Resilient Cities 2015 Interviews: Vikas Desai

We conducted a series of interviews at our Resilient Cities 2015 congress. Here, Vikas Desai of the Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center in Surat, India, explains why health is a key indicator for climate change adaptation strategies.

Resilient Cities 2015 Interviews: Jerry Velasquez

We conducted a series of interviews at our Resilient Cities 2015 congress. Here, Jerry Velasquez of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction provides some updates on the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign.

How are cities promoting sustainability? Watch the video interviews

Edmonton, Canada Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, Canada, explains how hosting the ICLEI World Congress 2009 helped to showcase different projects the city was working on, as well as to propel new initiatives. Since that year, Edmonton city has been enhancing sustainable procurement, partnering with different organizations; introducing new technology to improve waste management; developing 

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on stage with 100 Mayors to adopt the Seoul Declaration

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon began the Opening Plenary today by delivering a message commending Mayor Park Wonsoon for his leadership on urban sustainability. Ban Ki-moon expressed his belief that cities would drive a global transformation and encouraged them to strengthen their networks.