SP 1.1 Mainstreaming adaptation

 Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Van Oldenbarnevelt Room

The ultimate goal of mainstreaming is to make sure that adaptation becomes fully incorporated in urban development. This requires sufficient knowledge and tools, and incorporation of adaptation objectives into masterplans, building codes, etc., but also in (municipal) budgets. This session will offer a wide variety of approaches to mainstreaming climate change adaptation into people, plans, procedures and projects. Five cities will present their methods, achievements, struggles and lessons learned. The governance scientists will reflect and advise on the cases. The audience is invited to jump in with their experiences, recommendations and questions. Based on these recommendations, the five cities and the audience will be able to take mainstreaming to the next level.

Organised by Chantal Oudkerk Pool, City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Mzukisi ka-Gwata, City of Johannesburg, South Africa
Partners New York City, USA
C40 Climate Leadership Group, USA
Moderator Mandy Ikert, C40 Climate Leadership Group, USA
Rapporteur Valerie Brown, City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Presentations

Mainstreaming the Rotterdam Adaptation Strategy: maximising piggybacking
Chantal Oudkerk Pool, City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Mainstreaming CCA in Johannesburg’s Integrated Development plan: ensuring funding
Mzukisi ka-Gwata, City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Washington DC Silver Jackets
Phetmano Phannavong, Washington DC, USA

Ho Chi Minh City: mainstreaming into district planning
Ha Minh Chau, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force
Katherine Greig, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience, USA

Reflections Katrien Termeer, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
Arwin van Buuren, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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