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WEBINAR: Building Climate Resilient Cities—Innovative Approaches to Common Challenges

posted Aug 11, 2015, 8:38 AM by CCRD Project   [ updated Aug 11, 2015, 8:39 AM ]
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.