The RESIN Stakeholder Dialogues provide a unique space for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and capacity building, and collect feedback for further refinement of the tools and resources produced.

Putting the Basque Declaration into Practice: supporting climate change adaptation

Stakeholder Dialogue #2

Palacio Euskalduna Conference Centre
4, Abandoibarra Av. 48011
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
5 July 2018

Registration 09:30

Event 10:00 - 18:00

In 2016, hundreds of local government practitioners and leaders from 40 countries gathered in Bilbao to endorse the Basque Declaration, outlining new pathways for European cities and towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe. It aims to support and accelerate socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation.

Two years on, this event will bring together city practitioners and experts on climate change adaptation and resilience to discuss efforts to implement the commitments made in the Declaration, in particular the central agenda to adapt to climate change, and reduce the risk of disasters. The cities of Paris and Bilbao will open a dialogue with their peers from the cities of Zadar (Croatia), Padova and Alba (Italy), Almada (Portugal), Athens (Greece), London (UK), Strasbourg (France) and Warsaw (Poland).  

Attend this event to:

  • Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework, with the help of a new suite of decision-support tools co-developed by cities and researchers.

  • Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe.  

  • Consider how, with their vital role on the frontline of adaptation, cities across Europe can learn from each other and together drive transferable solutions to climate challenges. 

  • Find out more about practical tools currently under development which can help to identify risks, assess their interdependencies and impacts, and select effective adaptation solutions - now and in the future.