CAS 2021 Action Theme – Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities is one of the Action Themes at the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021.

Why is Resilient Cities an Action Theme at CAS 2021?

Cities and urban areas – many of them in coastal regions – are home to half of the world’s population, with currently 880 million people living in informal settlements that lack sufficient infrastructure.

How is CAS 2021 going to make a difference for cities?

The need to accelerate adaptation in cities and to invest in multi-benefit solutions is higher than ever before. For this reason, a 10-year Global Program on Cities to speed up and scale up climate adaptation in cities worldwide has been established. This is the main deliverable of the Cities Coalition installed by the Global Commission on Adaptation.

It is now for us, the Coalition, Cities and City networks to take on the mantle and help build more resilient and equitable cities worldwide. The CAS 2021 Anchoring Event on Resilient Cities will allow partners and stakeholders to share best practices and coordinate actions. Moreover, they will launch the 10-year Global Program – 1000 Cities Adapt Now – via a Joint Statement, and present and discuss its key components and partners: