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Resilient Cities Program Thursday, 7 July


9:00 - 10:30 THEME SESSIONS C

C1 PANEL: Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Forum - Incorporating resilience into City Development Strategies

Session Description

Facilitator: Julian Baskin, Head of Programme Unit, Cities Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

Panelists:

  • Paul Rabé, Senior Land Specialist, IHS International Institute of Urban Management of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Piero Pelizzaro, Resilience Expert and Co-Founder at Climalia, Project Manager at Milan Municipality Smart City Department, Milan, Italy
  • Braulio Eduardo Morera, Associate, Arup, London, UK
    Using tools to integrate resilience to city planning – a few examples
  • Katerina E. Trostmann, Research Analyst, Vulnerability & Adaptation, World Resources Institute (WRI), Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Urban resilience planning in Brazil

Discussant:

  • Tagir Carimo, Mayor of Pemba Municipality, Mozambique

Organized in cooperation with Cities Alliance

C2 PRESENTATIONS: Successful regional and community-level collaboration

Session Description

Facilitator: Ewa Jackson, Manager, ICLEI Canada, Toronto, Canada

Presenters:

  • Interregional collaboration: Examples from Sweden
    Magnus Qvant, Secretary General, Resilient Regions Association, Malmö, Sweden; and
    Silvia Haslinger Olsson, Operations Manager, Resilient Regions Association, Malmö, Sweden
    Interregional collaboration: Examples from Sweden
  • City-region interactions following the 2013 Boulder County floods (USA)
    Zoe Petropoulos, Science Policy Fellow, Science & Technology Policy Institute, Washington DC, USA; and 
    Christopher Clavin, Research Staff Member, Science & Technology Policy Institute, Washington DC, USA
    City-region collaboration following the 2013 Boulder County floods

C3 PRESENTATIONS: River-revitalization and better use of green / blue infrastructure for urban resilience

Session Description

Facilitator: Julia Peleikis, Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe, Freiburg, Germany

Presenters:

C4 PANEL: Cities as first responders to climate change, and the role of the UCCRN regional hubs

Session Description

Facilitators: Somayya Ali Ibrahim, International Program Manager, Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), New York, USA; and
Chantal Pacteau, Deputy Director at the Paris Consortium Climate-Environment-Society and Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research CNRS, Paris, France
Cities as first responders to climate change. The role of the UCCRN regional hubs and FRACTAL

Panelists:

Organized in cooperation with the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) 

C5 PANEL: Financing Resilience Forum - Forum Opening Panel

Session Description

Facilitator: Hans-Peter Egler, CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), Basel, Switzerland

The Financing Resilience Forum Opening Panel will engage local government representatives, insurers, investors, funding agencies and the private sector on the need for capacity building to develop and implement sustainable and resilient projects. In this context, the session will provide an overview on the upcoming forum session which will explore identification of investment needs, further design of bankable projects and the development of attractive project proposals. New financial mechanisms for direct access and control to local governments and innovative ways to mobilize and steer private and insurance investment for urban resilience will also be discussed.

Panelists:

  • Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Head Group Strategy Unit, Santam, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Maryke van Staden, Low Carbon Cities Program Manager and Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany
  • Stefan Köhler, Head of Programme, Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience, UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Thaven Naidoo, Africa Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator, Climate Technology Initiative Private Finance Advisory Network, Johanesburg, South Africa
    • Christopher Kaczmarski, Cities Resilience Finance Advisor, UNDP, Bangkok, Thailand (intervention)
  • Carlos De Freitas, Director of Programs FMDV - Global Fund for Cities Development, Paris, France
    Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

Organized in cooperation with Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB)

11:00 - 12:30 THEME SESSIONS D

D1 PANEL: Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Forum - Slum upgrading achieving resilient cities for all in Africa

Session Description

Facilitator: Kerstin Sommer, Unit Leader, Housing And Slum Upgrading Branch, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
Slum upgrading achieving resilience for all in Africa

Panelists:

Organized in cooperation with UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance

D2 REALITY CHECK WORKSHOP: Adaptation on the ground: Can Tho and Da Nang Cities, Vietnam

Session Description

Facilitator: Quynh Anh Nguyen, Research Fellow, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam

Speakers:

Summary: The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the emerging climate risk related issues in the coastal cities of Da Nang and Can Tho, Vietnam and to get input from cities facing similar challenges. Can Tho is currently facing the most severe drought and saline intrusion seriously impacting the city and the surrounding agricultural area that services the city. The combination of these two stresses threatens to exceed the ability of social-ecological systems to adapt, if there is no appropriate short and long term response regarding water management. Da Nang is vulnerable to acute shocks such as storms, floods and droughts. Intense and unpredictable typhoons, frequent floods and droughts are associated with substantial losses. Despite its achievements in urbanization, there remain problematic issues in urban planning, flood control and urban drainage in the city of Da Nang. Both cities had completed vulnerability assessments and developed their own Climate Change Adaptation Plans. However, up to this date, there is not enough knowledge on how to address slow-onset hazards, such as droughts and salinity intrusion under a changing climate and how to effectively plan and implement flood management in city areas where urban planning traditionally did not address climate change effects.

Organized in cooperation with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

D3 WORKSHOP: Financing Resilience Forum - Public-Private-Community partnerships for climate compatible development

Session Description

Facilitators: Mairi Dupar, Global Public Affairs Coordinator, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), London, UK; and Barbara Anton, Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

Panelists:

  • Ari Huhtala, Deputy CEO for Policy and Programmes, CDKN, London, UK
  • Hammad Raza, Regional Coordinator, CDKN Asia, General Manager, Programs, LEAD Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan 
  • Nadia Bood, MesoAmerican Reef Scientist and Climate Change Officer, WWF Central America, Belize City, Belize
  • Ranell Dedicatoria, Program Manager, ICLEI Southeast Asia, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Lisa Junghans, Policy Advisor, Germanwatch, Bonn, Germany
  • Daniel Ryan, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies, Institute of Technology of Buenos Aires and Research Director, FARN, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Thanh Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, The Asia Foundation, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Summary: This highly interactive panel discussion will focus on how to create an enabling environment for the private sector, as well as community and citizen-level engagement in climate-compatible development. Taking in a wide range of experience from CDKN and ICLEI projects in developing countries, panelists and audience members will explore some of the strategies that have been successfully deployed to forge Public Private Community Partnerships for renewable energy development, low carbon transport systems and sustainable coastal management. This session will draw upon the first-hand experience of CDKN, ICLEI, and city partners in coastal Belize; in Pakistan’s industrial heartland; and in Bogor, Indonesia. It will also share the findings of a comparative research project that looked at a range of incentive schemes for attracting private and community investment in energy efficiency, renewables and climate-proofing in cities.

Organized in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

D4 PANEL: Financing Resilience Forum - Economics of Climate Adaptation: Identifying and pricing adaptation measures

Hosted by Global Infrastructure Basel

Session Description

Facilitator: Joern Meyer, Public Sector Advisor, KfW, Frankfurt, Germany
Economics of Climate Adaptation. Identifying and Pricing Adaptation Measures

Panelists:

Summary: The panel outlines the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) methodology, discusses first results in the cities of Barisal, Bangladesh and San Salvador, El Salvador and provides an overview on the next steps to be taken as well as future approaches to make urban adaptation more predictable and more effective.

Organized in cooperation with KfW Development Bank

 

12:30 - 13:30 Co-Event: Financing Resilience Forum

Networking event: Meet TAP Cities!

The Resilient Cities 2016 Financing Resilience Forum will also be the platform to follow up the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) launched in 2015 to catalyze and improve capital flows to cities and regions to accelerate low-carbon and climate-resilient urban development.

13:15 - 14:00 Coffee-break presentation

Science for cities – Key findings from the UCCRN ARC3.2 report and UCCRN regional hubs

Session Description

Facilitators: Somayya Ali Ibrahim, International Program Manager, Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), New York, USA; and
Chantal Pacteau, Deputy Director at the Paris Consortium Climate-Environment-Society and Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research CNRS, Paris, France

Science for Cities - UCCRN Networking Session. The Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) and the UCCRN Regional Hubs

Participants:

  • Sean O’Donoghue, Acting Manager, Climate Protection Branch, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  • Stelios Grafakos, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University; CLA, ARC3.2 Mitigation and Adaptation Chapter; Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Reimund Schwarze, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; CLA, ARC3.2 Economics, Finance, Private Sector Chapter, Leipzig, Germany

Organized with the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)

13:30 - 14:30 POSTER SESSION

POSTER SESSION DAY 2

Session Description

Effective preparedness for landslide Disaster Risk Reduction in sub- district Detukoso, East Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
Zakarias Arioz Ghele Radja, Mineral Resource Development Staff, Ende District Government, Indonesia

+R3: more Reality, more Realization, more Resilience: The evolution of  environmental Information
Giuseppe Orlando, Engineer, Technical Management Instructor, City of Monopoli, Italy

The roles of scientific engagement for integrated resilience policy development: A case study of three U.S. cities
Christopher Clavin, Research Staff Member, Science & Technology Policy Institute, Washington DC, USA

Stimulating local climate action in Kenya, Vietnam, South Africa and the Philippines
Paola Adriázola, Project Manager, V-LED Project, adelphi, Berlin, Germany

Towards a best practice for neighborhood resilience - "Making Cities Together"
Naomi Hoogervorst, Country representative, Placemakers, Nairobi, Kenya

Co-producing climate change information for climate sensitive and robust city region decision making 
Meggan Spires, Manager, Climate Change Adaptation & Biodiversity, ICLEI Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

The Ecuadorian coastal region after the earthquake: New challenges for building resilient communities through urban planning
Ricardo Pozo, Architect and MSc in Urban Development, Doctoral candidate (PhD) from the ARUS program (Advanced Research in Urban Systems), Duisburg-Essen University, Germany

Determining the limits of infrastructure capacity in urban communities: A building scale analysis 
Chibulu Luo, PhD Researcher, University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering, Toronto, Canada

Quality of local climate change adaptation plans in the United States 
Sierra Woodruff, PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA

Critical factors affecting urban food system resilience
Jody Harris, PhD Researcher, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Building resilience for mountain communities through climate and conservation policy
Maddie Rehn, Project Director of The Mountain Pact and Masters Candidate, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, USA

Food as infrastructure for a resilient community: Examples from Reno, Nevada
MJ Pickett, Masters Candidate, Western Colorado State University, Gunnison, USA

Industrial gas and the importance of sustainable industries to resilient cities
David Mitchell, Masters Candidate, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, USA

14:30 - 16:00 THEME SESSIONS E

E1 PRESENTATIONS: Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Forum - Inclusive governance: Partnering with communities and marginalized groups

Session Description

Facilitator: Kobie Brand, Regional Director, ICLEI Africa, South Africa

Presenters:

  • Adaptive governance for a more resilient urban future - cases from Asia 
    Sarah Colenbrander, Researcher, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK 
    Inclusive governance
  • Social dialogue at the local level
    Edmundo Werna, Construction sector specialist, International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Social dialogue at the local level
  • Inclusive risk reduction in the markets of Accra
    Dorcas Ansah, Accra City Coordinator, WIEGO, Accra, Ghana;
    Esther Ofei-Aboagye, Former Director, Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra, Ghana; and
    Vida Tangwam, Treasurer, Informal Hawkers' and Vendors' Association, Accra, Ghana
    Inclusive risk reduction in the markets of Accra


Organized in cooperation with Cities Alliance

E2 PANEL: Advances in global initiatives: Supporting cities to assess, act, and report

Session Description

Facilitator: Steve Gawler, Regional Director, ICLEI Oceania, Melbourne, Australia

Speakers:

E3 PRESENTATIONS: Novel data and spatial analysis tools to inform resilience planning and urban development

Session Description

Facilitator: Joseph Wladkowski, Head of ICLEI Global Capacity Center, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Presenters:

E4 PANEL: Resilience planning in small and intermediate-sized cities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Session Description

Facilitator: Robert Kehew, Leader, Climate Change Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, UN-Habitat

Panelists:

  • Katharina Rochell, Urban Resilience Specialist, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
    The city resilience action planning tool
  • Joost Möhlmann, Head of Programme, UN-Habitat Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique
    • Julian Baskin, Head of Programme Unit, Cities Alliance, Brussels, Belgium
    • Sean O’Donoghue, Acting Manager of the Climate Protection Branch, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, eThekwini Municipality/Durban, South Africa (tbc)

Organized in cooperation with UN-Habitat

E5 WORKSHOP: Financing Resilience Forum - Attracting finance through sustainable and resilient project design

Using SuRe – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure toimprove TAP projects

Session Description

Facilitators:

  • Louis Downing, Director Capacity Building. Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
  • Hans-Peter Egler , CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), Basel, Switzerland
  • Katharina Schneider-Roos, Deputy Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), Basel, Switzerland

 

Transformative Actions Program - TAP projects:

  • Temuulin Enkhmunkh, CEO, Ulaanbaatar Development Corporation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Altanshagai Battulga, Senior Investment Analyst, Ulaanbaatar Development Corporation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Risto Veivo, Development Manager, Climate, Environment and Energy Policy, City of Turku, Finland
  • Maria Amor A. Salandanan, Deputy Chief, City Environment & Natural Resources Office, City of Santa Rosa, Philippines
  • Jose Ricardo Brandao, Engineer, Minas Gerais Sanitation Company, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Eduardo Cesar Almeida, Engineer, Minas Gerais Sanitation Company, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Organized in cooperation with Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB)

16:00 - 16:45 Co-Event: Urban Development Investment Fund

Coffee-break presentation: Urban Development Investment Funds

Urban Development and Investment Funds

Session Description

Presenters:

  • Christoph Graf von Waldersee, Program Finance Director, The Ecological Sequestration Trust, London
  • Catherine Allinson, Director, Future Earth Ltd, London, UK

Organized in cooperation with the Future Earth Ltd. and The Ecological Sequestration Trust

16:45 - 18:15 THEME SESSIONS F

F1 PANEL: Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Forum - Know Your City: Linking community slum data to urban resilience

Session Description

Facilitator: Julian Baskin, Head of Programme Unit, Cities Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

Panelists:

Organized in cooperation with Cities Alliance and Shack / Slum Dwellers International 

F2 NETWORKING SESSSION: Launch and reception! New online adaptation options catalogue for practitioners

Session Description

Facilitator: Charlotte MacAlister, Senior Program Officer, Climate Change Specialist, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada; and
Ewa Jackson, Manager, ICLEI Canada, Toronto, Canada

Speakers:

  • Michaël Houle, Adaptation & Resilience Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Somayya Ali Ibrahim, International Program Manager, Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), New York, USA

Organized in cooperation with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and ICLEI Canada

SP3 SUB-PLENARY: Financing Resilience Forum - Upscaling efforts to finance urban resilience and adaptation

Session Description

Facilitator: Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Katharina Schneider-Roos, Deputy Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), Basel, Switzerland
    • Jose Ricardo Brandao, Engineer, COPASA - Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Peter Baum, Analyst, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, UK
  • Carolina Cortes, Climate Change Chief Executive, CAF Latin American Development Bank, Quito, Ecuador
    LATAM Resilient cities strategy
  • Matthieu Pegon, Senior Resource Mobilization Specialist, Green Climate Fund, Incheon, Republic of Korea
  • Astrid Zwick, Head of Department, Corporate Responsibility, Munich RE, Munich, Germany
  • Roger Savage, Director for Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Atkins Acuity Business, London, UK

This session will report back on the previous forum sessions and provide an outlook for further discussion.

Organized in cooperation with Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB)

19:00 - 20:00 Co-Event

Co-Event: Guiding principles for city climate action planning: An open, multi-stakeholder initiative

Session Description

Facilitator:  Robert Kehew, Unit Leader, Climate Change Planning Unit, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

Contributors:

Organized in cooperation with UN-Habitat