Cities on the Frontline: Scaling up Climate Resilience
Feb 04, 2021
The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. As cities increase in number and size, urban dwellers feel the impacts of these changes most. More ambitious and drastic measures are needed to address these mounting pressures. Governments, at every level, in every nation, must significantly scale climate adaptation measures to avoid major economic damage.
This second session of 2021 Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank, will focus on “SCALING UP CLIMATE RESILIENCE: Following up on the Climate Adaptation Summit, on the Road to Glasgow COP26”. The session will showcase the City of Surat’s Chief Resilience Officer, Kamlesh Yagnik who will reflect on the Surat Resilience Strategy, explaining how we can successfully begin scaling resilience from city to state.
We will also be joined by Jorge Gastelumendi, Director of Global Policy, Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, discussing the recently launched Race to Resilience campaign, Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer from the City of Rotterdam, presenting the 1000 Cities Adapt Now global program, Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer from the City of Houston, and Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development, Resilient Cities Network, will also share about the Resilience 21 initiative launched in the US which aims to help scale up resilient projects under the Biden-Harris Administration.