Ecological & Resilient Cities & Human Settlements
Question 3: Please describe what sustainable energy options, resilience options and what climate change adaptation options are appropriate in your city given your city’s specificities? (For example, based on geography, climate change challenges and interventions may differ between inland and coastal cities.)
Please share your ideas and/or examples below.
Welcome to the online discussion on the Habitat III process to-date, taking place in parallel with the Open-ended Informal Consultative Meetings this week. I’m delighted to be moderating this discussion and looking forward to hearing from you. In particular, I’m interested in cities and the issues around sustainability, resilience and climate change adaptation. Let me start the discussion by asking some questions about sustainability and resilience. These words are often used and have become “buzz words” but do we really understand what they mean? Are they the same or are they different, are they related? I would be interested to know how your city has approached these two issues and examples of what has been done to promote sustainability or resilience or both at city level.