European resolution ‘Making cities resilient’ adopted

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has adopted the resolution Making cities resilient based on a report drafted by ICLEI Europe on behalf of the Congress. The new text supports the United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness among citizens and local governments on the benefits of reducing urban risks, integrating the potential disaster risk into cities’ planning to protect critical infrastructure.

The Congress encourages the development of sharing platforms, such as the new DG CLIMA Action Project Adaptation Strategies for European Cities, run by a Consortium including ICLEI Europe. The project will provide capacity building and assistance for European cities in developing and implementing an adaptation strategy. It also encourages the sharing of knowledge between national authorities of the Council of Europe’s states members and their cities. Read more...

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