Urban Climate Resilience at #CK2017

Urban Climate Resilience at #CK2017

Addressing climate risks and vulnerabilities in urban and peri-urban areas


Building resilience to climate change is complex, particularly for rapidly growing cities. The impacts of climate change vary greatly among different cities due to physical factors like local geography and environment as well as a host of social, political, and economic factors, rooted in systemic inequalities. Many cities have not yet addressed climate risks due to lack of relevant city policies and action plans, outmoded regulations on urban planning, lack of capacity to respond to climate disasters, and lack of public awareness. Cities need to identify their climate risks and vulnerabilities in order to take action and make their cities more resilient.


7 April 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 pm: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in Cities

Moderated by Ms. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Regional Programme Manager, Action for Climate Today

Mr. Vikram Singh, Regional Co-Director, Asia & Pacific, 100 Resilient Cities

Ms. Betsy Otto, Director, Global Water Program, World Resources Institute

Mr. Sanjay Sridhar, Regional Director, South & West Asia, C40 Cities (TBC)

Mr. Manpreet Singh, Associate Director, KPMG

Mr. Pier Roberto Remitti, Program Director, International Urban Cooperation, India


12 noon to 1:30 pm: Inclusivity in Urban Climate Resilience Planning

Moderated by Dr. Shyamala Mani, Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs (TBC)

Dr. Vikas Desai, Director, Urban Health and Climate Resilience Centre of Excellence

Mr. Kamlesh Yagnik, Chief Resilience Officer, Surat, 100 Resilient Cities

Mr. M Nagarajan, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Surat Municipal Corporation

Ms. Lubaina Rangwala, Managing Associate, WRI India