Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. The 9th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series will take place on 26-28 April 2018.
ICLEI World Congress 2018 will be hosted by the City of Montreal, Canada.
Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and regional governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world. Together they set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. During the congress, cities, towns and regions connect with peers, foster partnerships and exchange information and experiences. This event is a key milestone in driving stronger collective local action.
The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.
Cities are home to half the world’s seven billion people and contribute to about 75% of global economic output. An additional three billion people are estimated to live in cities by 2050, increasing the urban share of the world’s population to two-thirds.
The Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, officially opened in January 2016 in Bonn Germany, has been established by the United Nations System Staff College to respond to the comprehensive learning, training, and knowledge management needs of UN Staff and UN partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
At the UN’s Habitat III summit last month in Quito, Ecuador, nations agreed to a 20-year strategy for sustainable urbanization known as the New Urban Agenda. What comes next? What actions require national governments to lead and what can city leaders and civil society do on their own? How does implementation of the New Urban Agenda relate to other global frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris climate agreement? Where does the “urban movement” go from here? Join Citiscope for a webinar to discuss these issues and more.
This Conference, which will take place one week before COP22 is chaired by the Government of Morocco, offers a high-level opportunity to explore the complex questions tied to natural resource investments in light of the Paris Agreement, the SDGs, and the real challenges facing low-income countries within the global economy. The outcomes of the Conference will provide inputs to COP22, notably the related “Low-Emissions Solutions Conference.”
Nov 02 to 03 2016, 8:30am - 5:30pm
NY, New York, 10027, Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
Engaging the Community to Build Flood Resilience: 12,000 Rain Gardens for the Puget Sound
JUNE 16, 2016 AT 9:30AM PST
Stewardship Partners and Washington State University are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by the end of 2016. Citizens are invited to actively participate in this exciting campaign by installing one or more rain gardens in their community. Rain gardens help immediate surroundings because they:
Interested in what it takes to develop and launch an award winning organizational sustainability strategy? Organizational leaders from educational institutions and beyond will learn from the Simon Fraser University story of engaging their community in this innovative design and planning process.
In order to illustrate how Sustainability Science can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the many targets of the document "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", the "World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals" is being jointly organised by the Hamburg University University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and ManchesterMetropolitan University (UK), in cooperation with various UN bodies, government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisat
The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.
Sep 21 to 22 2016, 8:00am - 9:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online”
The Smart Cities conference at the Internet of Things Tech Expo Europe will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities including development, ecosystems, social considerations and energy.
SDSN and partners are hosting a series of exciting events in New York, in and around the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) and the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For more information on any of these events and to express your interest in participating please write to the SDSN Secretariat focal point, listed below. Please direct all media inquiries to Kathy Zhang.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is jointly presented by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) and the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) at Laurentian University in Canada. OIDA and ICIRL will connect with host country partners as a knowledge hub to organize the event.