Speaker Series #02 – Scaling Up Climate Resilience: Following up on the Climate Adaptation Summit, on the Road to Glasgow COP26

Feb 2021

About the Session

The Speakers

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Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series

#02 – Following up on the Climate Adaptation Summit,

on the Road to Glasgow COP26 (February 04, 2021)

The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. As cities increase in number and size, urban dwellers feel the impacts of these changes most. More ambitious and drastic measures are needed to address these mounting pressures. Governments, at every level, in every nation, must significantly scale climate adaptation measures to avoid major economic damage.

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Development Senior Advisor, North America , Resilient Cities Network

Marissa Aho
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston

Chief Resilience Officers across North America are working together to deliver racial equity through resilience. A wider variety of sectors are now involved in SCALING ten specific actions supporting this agenda. Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer, Houston & Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Development Senior Advisor, North America Resilient Cities Network, Resilience 21 facilitators.

Kamlesh Yagnik
Chief Resilience Officer, Surat

“Scaling up climate adaptation for Surat has in part been about accelerating digitization in the city through: remote work, virtual delivery of services, and tele-medicine projects.”

Kamlesh Yagnik‘s presentation

Arnoud Molenaar
Chief Resilience Officer, Rotterdam

“For 1000 CAN we will exchange knowledge peer to peer, city to city, to SCALE & ADAPT to the impacts of climate change while at the same time expanding partnerships.

Arnoud Molenaar‘s presentation

Jorge Gastelumendi
Director of Global Policy, Atlantic Council’s Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

“We must engage non-state actors to build the resilience of communities most vulnerable to climate risks. A starting point for this to occur is to join and collaborate with NETWORKS that are already working towards this goal.”

Jorge Gastelumendi‘s presentation

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