ICLEI reveals Resilient Cities Report 2019
Climate change is a global problem, but its disastrous consequences are concentrated in urban areas and disproportionately affecting the poor and disadvantaged populations.
Local governments must respond to non-climate related issues, such as earthquakes, economic crises, and socio-political conflicts. For these reasons, cities and their stakeholders have a crucial role and responsibility to integrate climate change adaptation and socio-economic considerations into an overarching resilience strategy.
The lens of the Resilient Cities Congress series, this report provides an appraisal of the state of resilient cities from the last ten years, as well as actions of the main players in the field of urban resilience. We hope that it will serve as a reference for political leaders, practitioners, funders and representatives of the international community and civil society involved in urban resilience and sustainable development, and as inspiration for the next decade.