Parallel Session 7. Resilient Cities, Infrastructure and Energy Systems: critical to transformative change
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun Sep 22, 2019
Starr Hall L.02


As drivers of the global economy and home to much of the world’s population, cities play a vital role in securing a resilient future. Yet due to acute disasters and long-term changes they are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

This session will seek solutions to the critical challenges and stimulate discussions on opportunities to enhance urban system resilience in the face of climate change.

Lead organisation: ICF

Session co-hosts: Adaptation Fund, Global Commission on Adaptation, GRP, ICCCAD/LUCCC, ICLEI, IDF, ISO's Climate Change Task Force, PIANC, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Resurgence, Slum Dwellers International (SDI), UNCTAD, Urban Systems Lab at the New School, Wetlands International; Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative.

Jainey Bavishi Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency
Katherine Chambers Research Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center
John Dora Owner, John Dora Consulting Limited
Fred Boltz Water Lead, Global Center on Adaptation
Timon McPhearson Director, Urban Systems Lab, The New School
Robert Kay Principal, Climate Change, ICF
Molly Hellmuth Senior Climate Resilience Specialist, Africa Lead, ICF
Anil Sarda Partnerships Manager, The Economist
Vaibhav Sahgal Consultant, North America, The Economist
Gonzalo Munoz High Level Political Champion, COP25 Presidency, Chile
Mark Harvey CEO , Resurgence

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