PR 8.3 Drawing on experts and implementers beyond city government: better climate adaptation inputs and outputs

Wednesday 11 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Van Oldenbarnevelt Room

Cities are working with a wide array of partners to improve local climate and risk information as well as to motivate and cascade adaptation. To bring the virtues of partnership to light, this session will highlight how cities are working with private actors to assess shared responsibility, and with the scientific community to translate research and climate projections into practice. We will also address challenges with partnerships and potential steps to mitigate them. Audience members will be invited to ask questions of the five panellists from Toronto, Copenhagen, London and NYC concerning partnerships relevant to them. Cities will learn about the pros and cons of trying to create similar partnerships in their home countries.

Organised by Katherine Greig, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, USA
Partners City of Sydney, Australia
City of Copenhagen, Denmark
Chair Katherine Greig, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, USA
Rapporteur Alfredo Redondo, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, USA
Presentations

City of Sydney: benefits and challenges of partnerships driving climate adaptation
Chris Derksema, City of Sydney, Australia
Partnering with the national insurance organisation to incent flood risk mitigation
Jan Rasmussen, Copenhagen Climate Change Adaptation Plan, Denmark

London climate change partnerships
Nathalie Bellanger, London Climate Change Partnership, United Kingdom

Multi-sectoral engagement towards interdependent climate adaptation
David MacLeod, senior environmental specialist, Canada

Public, private, non-profit and academic partnerships essential to adaptation in New York city
Katherine Greig, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience, USA

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE