The theme of Understanding Risk Global Forum 2022 — “Riding the waves of risk” — focuses on climate and disaster resilience in a multi-hazard world. The deadline for proposals for technical sessions that will be part of the conference's main program has been extended to June 24, 2022.
The Urban Resilience, Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop explored how to to strengthen the capability for emergency preparedness and response at the city level, complemented by recommendations to strengthen intergovernmental coordination and financing for disaster risk management. The Workshop was delivered virtually over three days from 16 to 18 August 2022.
The ninth Cities on the Frontline session of 2022, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the City Resilience Program, will focus on Cities Planning and Adapting to Climate Change Through the implementation of Resilience Road Maps and will allow city stakeholders to hear directly from officials that have participated in the process, understand the specific challenges their cities face, and see what steps they are taking to adapt. Register here and access previous sessions here.
This special session will highlight the benefits of nature-based solutions for climate resilience in cities. It will be an inclusive dialogue to urge an integrated approach to adaptation. The session will also explore the challenges countries face when translating their adaptation plans into action. Register here and learn more about the World Bank's participation at the World Urban Forum here.
This session organized by the World Bank and supported by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy will discuss the key challenges and opportunities to scaling up financing to mitigate and adapt to climate change in cities. The session will be moderated by the World Bank and will convene mayors and former mayors to share their experiences in planning for and accessing green and climate finance for their cities. Register here and learn more about the World Bank's participation at the World Urban Forum here.