IDRC at Resilient Cities 2017

One of the polluted water stream flows within Bangalore city, India

IDRC / Atul Loke

Event date:
May 04, 2017 to May 06, 2017
Bonn, Germany,

Climate change will affect cities worldwide. How can citizens better adapt? Can climate-linked violence be reduced or prevented?

How can cities adapt to climate change? Who is most at risk? What can be done to reduce negative impacts on vulnerable people?

Climate change will affect cities worldwide. Development research is critical to understanding how to better adapt to climate change and prevent climate-linked violence. It highlights who is most at risk and what can be done to prevent or reduce negative impacts.

IDRC is exploring these and related issues in a series of events at the upcoming Resilient Cities conference, May 4–6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

This 8th edition of the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange among representatives from more than 50 local governments, partners, and key stakeholders on how to achieve integrated urban resilience strategies.

IDRC supports innovative research around the globe, helping municipal officials understand the consequences of climate change and the drivers of urban violence so that cities and their citizens can better adapt to changing conditions.

Read full program details (PDF, 5.2MB) and register.

Join us at Resilient Cities 2017

Thursday, May 4 | 14:00 – 15:30 | A2

PANEL: Innovative strategies for water management in fast-growing cities

Friday, May 5 | 14:30 – 16:00 | E3

PANEL: Violence and climate change in cities: Links, questions, new directions

Friday, May 5 | 16:30 – 18:00 | F1

REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP: Integrated flood management for Accra, Ghana