june, 2019

26junallday28FeaturedResilient Cities 201910th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation


Event Details

Resilient Cities 2019 will be the 10th anniversary of the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, taking place over three days from 26 – 28 June 2019. The core objective of the Resilient Cities congress series is to serve as the global resilience implementation forum. Therefore, this special edition aims to discuss the state of local resilience, evaluate its progress and encourage all stakeholders to take action under the lens of the Paris Agreement and the resilience targets of the 2030 Agenda. The forum offers an opportunity for engagement among political leaders and representatives from the private sector, international organizations and research institutions. Through a mix of high-level plenaries, trainings, Reality-Check Workshops, debates, and parallel thematic sessions, they will explore multiple approaches to unlock resilience at the local level, which allow for innovation and improved social cohesion.

The global forum

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is hosted every year in Bonn.

In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germanylaunched Resilient Cities, the first forum on cities and adaptation to climate change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation).

More than 500 participants and beyond 30 partners each year helped make Resilient Cities a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.

How we work

For a decade, ICLEI Resilient Cities has been providing a global and open space where local governments, researchers, businesses and civil society could meet as equals, contributing with their knowledge and expertise to the advancement of urban resilience.

Our leading and cutting-edge position in such a realm is a constant reflection of our values: a knowledge-based expertise; a constant and transparent engagement with our partners; and a unique know-how on connecting and supporting stakeholders, rather than imposing measures “from above”.

During the years, our commitments and transparent activity have cultivated trust among our partners, which now recognize ICLEI Resilient Cities as the gravitational center of the resilience universe.


june 26 (Wednesday) - 28 (Friday)


Bonn, Germany


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainabilityiclei.ws@iclei.org Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany