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New congress elements: Launches and Roundtables at Resilient Cities 2016

Launch and Reception! New Online Adaptation Options Catalogue for Practitioners

Thursday 7 July, 16:45 - 18:15 (* reception will continue until 19:00) 

This new congress feature provided the audience with learning and networking opportunities during the session and the reception that follows. 

As part of this session, presented by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and ICLEI, leaders from businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and communities came together, navigate their way through this innovative online search tool and database, and learn about adaptation options that have been implemented around the world. Participants participated in a meet and greet with researchers whose projects are showcased on the Adaptation Options Catalogue and exchange their ideas with one another to help accelerate their development and implementation. This launch and networking reception was complemented by an introduction to the Case Study Docking Station developed as part of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2).

For more details on the launch, speaker, and reception, see Session Description

Roundtable Discussions on Financing Resilience -
A Financing Resilience Forum pre-event 

Wednesday 6 July, 13:30 - 14:15

This interactive session offered participants the opportunity to critically examine and test innovative tools, concepts, and approaches for financing urban resilience. Participants may choose from one of three tables, each of which will host a separate round table discussion. Hosts at each table led an interactive exchange and rapporteurs will record the results. The table topics are as follows:

  • Table 1: Facilitating Finance for Cities: Finding the right mixture lessons from the Euroclima Programme
  • Table 2: The role of manufacturing firms in building urban resilience in South and Southeast Asia
  • Table 3: Financing the resilient waterfront – a financial model through which remediation can be paid for. 

For more details on the topics, see Session Description