Climate Change: Implications for Cities

Cities are on the front line of climate change and the Mayors’ Adaptation Forum was briefed today on the latest scientific findings and action areas relevant to addressing climate change at the local level. A new report that explores the roles cities will play in the fight against climate change was launched during a panel discussion at the Resilient Cities Congress 2014, which featured lead authors involved in the urban chapters of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Assessment Reports on Climate Change and Cities (the ARC3 series) prepared by Urban Climate Read more

Message from HRH the Prince of Wales at Resilient Cities 2014

  His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Charles calls the Resilient Cities congress” vitally important to articulate fully the vision, and help establish ways to build the evidence based galvanize the world for change” In a video message addressed to all mayors, researchers and youth leaders gathered at the Resilient Cities 2014 congress in Bonn Germany, Prince Charles highlights that the need for integrated approaches for action, saying that “Sustainable urbanization depends upon healthy connection between urban and rural development and that nowhere is this more important than in relation to food and water. The need for this integrated approach Read more

Bologna, Italy

A Reality Check Workshop on Adaptation on the Ground in Bologna, Italy   The City of Bologna (Italy) is located in the Po River Valley and covers an area of approx. 14 hectares. Bologna, with a population of about 380,000 inhabitants (900.000 in metropolitan area) is Italy’s 7th most populous city. The city is also the capital of the Emilia Romagna Region, and a strategic hub for the national road and rail networks. Meteorological measurements have already shown increased temperatures and shifts in seasonal precipitation in the City of Bologna and the Emilia Romagna Region, with an anticipated increase in Read more