For the first time in history, more people live in urban areas than in rural. What are the implications of this movement of people in the context of increasing climate shocks and stresses? This is of particular concern where current building stock is poorly adapted; pricing of energy and water has incentivized inefficient resource use; and policy levers are difficult to identify and influence.
We launched our policy briefing on resilient cities, with contributions from a wide range of expert policy makers, practitioners and researchers. For this public event, CSaP is working in partnership with the European Development Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment to bring together a panel of distinguished speakers to focus on some of these pressing challenges.
Download the video of the debate here.
Mark Kleinman, Director, Economic and Business Policy Greater London Authority
Alan Short, Professor of Architecture University of Cambridge
Emily Shuckburgh, Head of Open Oceans British Antarctic Survey
Craig Davies, Senior Manager, Climate Change Adaptation European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EBRD HQ, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN.
Policy briefing on resilient cities launched at 'Cities in a Changing Climate' event
To launch the policy challenge briefing "Resilient Cities", CSaP came together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to organise a discussion on how cities can adapt to a changing climate.