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German city of Bonn’s new role in Global Resilience Hub: Building Bridges for Resilience
The city of Bonn has recently been labelled as a global ‘Making Cities Resilient 2030’ (MCR2030) Resilience Hub. Joining the ranks of 23 cities recognized as Resilience Hubs: cities with a proven track record in disaster risk reduction and resilience, this German city is committed to bringing local and regional governments together to advance climate resilience efforts. Bonn intends to extend its outreach and address a larger resilience community by conducting online activities and international conferences, such as a Youth Adaptation Forum, which was held on 8 June 2023.
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Health as a lever for action on climate change
On the occasion of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, Santé publique France and The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) organised a discussion day on climate change and public health on 8 April 2022. The event aimed to raise better awareness of the interlinkages between climate, biodiversity and health in public policies, and to encourage concrete actions at the local, national and European level to adapt to climate change.
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Paved surfaces that allow soil to ‘breathe’ may be the best option for urban trees
Trees make towns and cities better places to live, but they often need to co-exist with practical surfaces in the built environment. A five-year study compared the effects of three types of paving on trees.
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RAMSES project results on impact of research on adaptation to climate change in cities
RAMSES, a five-year EU project concluded in September 2017, research results are summarized in a final report: analysed structural features of cities, and developed tools, such as an innovative urban climate model to be applied to Antwerp, London, and Bilbao.
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The Walloon ‘Adapt your city’ approach
The Walloon region has developed a tool to help cities and municipalities to evaluate their vulnerability and to take actions to adapt to climate change impacts on their territory.
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