WEBINAR recording now available! This webinar shared tools and innovative practices for building city-level resilience to climate change, including those developed under USAID’s Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS) program, an initiative of CCRD. Cities face challenges from rapid growth; pressure to meet immediate short term needs at the expense of long term sustainability; a lack of coordination between departments and with regional and national counterparts; and limited technical knowledge, financial resources, access to climate data, and capacity to manage risks posed by climate change. The webinar focus was on practical approaches for promoting resilience in cities, including tools and resources developed by CRIS.
Through presentations and Q&A, participants explored the following strategies to address these challenges and build urban resilience:
• Increasing the capacity of cities in developing countries to promote climate resilient strategies
• Mainstreaming climate change considerations into municipal decision making
• Developing easy-to-use tools and resources tailored to cities’ local contexts
• Getting to implementation of adaptation options for increasing climate resilience
Click HERE to view the CCRD Webinar page, and PowerPoint presentations.
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