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13 September 2017

Protecting public health from climate change and designing pathways towards more resilient cities

The 3rd Training Webinar of the European research project RAMSES on "Protecting public health from climate change and designing pathways towards more resilient cities" will take place on 13th September 2017 from 11:00-12:00 (CET).

The RAMSES project has produced a large number of resources that can be offered to cities and adaptation practitioners in a co-creative process between cities and researchers. This final training phase of the project is the last opportunity to get acquainted with the project's key findings and to interact directly with the experts.

The webinar "Protecting public health from climate change and designing pathways towards more resilient cities" is the final edition in a series of webinars and Maddalen Mendizabal, Tecnalia - Donostia/ San Sebastian, Spain and the World Health Organization will present their work on climate change, health and city resilience.

19 - 21 September 2017

Cities and Climate Conference 2017
Potsdam, Germany

Cities are both focal points of human endeavour and major emitters, forming part of the global climate problem. While cities are characterised by an overwhelming complexity, they are also threatened by climate impacts. It is a challenge to develop cities into entities that consume fewer resources, emit less CO2 and pollution, are more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and which are more sustainable in general.

This conference will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives. Invited speakers will complement the conference programme.

“Cities and Climate Conference 2017” is the final conference of the RAMSES project and open to submissions from all relevant fields. RAMSES stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES.

Abstract submissions are now open. For the abstract submission form, click here.

For more information, click here.

7 November 2017

SMR Stakeholder Dialogue
Thessaloniki City Hall
Thessaloniki, Greece
The SMR project has been working for just over two years to develop a suite of tools to help cities enhance their resilience. These tools have been developed in close cooperation between seven partner cities of Glasgow, San Sebastian, Kristiansand, Rome, Riga, Bristol and Vejle, SMR's four university partners, ICLEI Europe and standardization body DIN.

The cities have been working with researchers to develop five strategic support and discussion formats that the cities are using to identify and select policies they should implement to address weaknesses in their resilience management, to develop long-term resilience strategies as well as structures for cross-departmental cooperation outside of the usual 'silos'.

Now that the tools are being finalised, they will be shared with a wider group of cities at a Stakeholder Dialogue event in Thessaloniki, Greece. Three tools are already available to cities: the Resilience Maturity Model, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire and Resilience Engagement and Communication Tool. Two further tools: a System Dynamics Model and a collection of Resilience Policies will be completed before the event.

Registration for the event will open soon.




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