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10th edition of European Urban Resilience Forum calls city leaders to Cascais

Date

07 Sep 2023

Sections

Climate & Environment
From 18 - 20 October, the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) will bring leading city representatives and resilience professionals together in Cascais (Portugal) to mark the flagship event’s 10th anniversary. Through interactive sessions, study visits and discussions, the 2023 edition aims to take stock of urban resilience in Europe and to answer the question: What is needed to help local and regional governments address resilience challenges towards 2030 and beyond?
 
By examining the progress achieved, and challenges faced, over the past ten years, EURESFO will support participants in evaluating their performance and advancing a resilient future. The conference has developed its programme around three themes: The governance of new crises: managing and funding resilience in Europe; Challenging knowledge and innovation: accelerating a resilient and just transformation; and Mainstreaming solutions for a just transformative pathway: an integrated approach to resilience.
 
As the host, the City of Cascais - a long-standing member of ICLEI Europe - will bring vital nature-based and socio-economic experience to share throughout the event. To mark its ten year anniversary, EURESFO has unveiled engaging new programme elements including a new Resilience Investment and Financing Forum co-organised by ICLEI Europe, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative, five local study visits, talk-show interviews, and more.
 
To implement an accelerated resilience transformation, Europe must address ongoing challenges such as the war in Ukraine and the unprecedented scale and frequency of climate change, the impacts of which are destabilising communities on a global scale. With these challenges in mind, the 2023 edition of EURESFO will offer space to discuss, and plan for, a shared vision of European transformation toward a resilient future.
 
Register until 6 October.
The full programme is published here.
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About EURESFO: Since 2013, EURESFO has been a unique exchange platform for city representatives, experts and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives and actions for adapting to climate change, managing disasters, and building urban resilience. The European Urban Resilience Forum is a European initiative driven by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency, and co-organised with the City of Cascais for the 2023 edition. Previous partners such as Resilient Cities NetworkUNDRR, European Investment Bank, European Committee of the Regions, Covenant of Mayors - Europe, the Nordic Urban Resilience Institute, and Google.org are back to support the programme development.
 
About ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. ICLEI Europe provides Members in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and West Asia with a voice on European and international stages, a platform to connect with peers and tools to drive positive environmental, economic and social change. ICLEI Europe works closely with an extended network of local and regional governments and partners on a broad range of topics.
 
About European Environment Agency: The European Environment Agency is an agency of the European Union, whose task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The Agency aims to support sustainable development by helping to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public.
 
Press contact:
Valeria Eirin                           
Senior Officer, Media & Outreach               
ICLEI Europe                           
Email: valeria.eirin@iclei.org                   
Tel: +49 761 368920

 

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