Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks
This independent report, commissioned by the G7 members, identifies seven compound climate-fragility risks that pose serious threats to the stability of states and societies in the decades ahead. Based on a thorough assessment of existing policies on climate change adaptation, development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and peacebuilding, the report recommends that the G7 take concrete action, both as individual members and jointly, to tackle climate-fragility risks and increase resilience to them.
When climate change exacerbates conflicts and crises, resilience must be the compass for foreign policy. The Resilience Compass features news, reflections and opinions on climate change and fragility, with contributions from the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, International Alert and guest authors.
This collection of resources complements and extends the analysis of the report. It contains an interactive factbook allowing users to explore case studies from around the world and provides background readings and contextualized report and event summaries.
From 7-13 February 2018, the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. adelphi’s experts will convene different workshops and provide their inputs on how to implement the New Urban Agenda.
Convened by UN Habitat, the conference named ‘Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda’ aims at implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA) that was adopted at last year’s conference. WUF9 will also be the occasion for experts from governments, NGOs and research institutes to provide and share their expertise.
At different events, adelphi’s experts in the areas of urban development, climate change, resilience, and conflict will provide relevant input on the New Urban Agenda and its policy implications:
Enhancing the National Urban Development Policy - Implementing global agreements at the national and local level
Event in the German Pavilion, 7 February 2-3 pm
In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) Franziska Schreiber, Project Manager for Urban Governance at adelphi, will provide the latest insights into the interconnection between global urban development policy and the national and local level.
Increasing the peace in cities under drivers of global change
Event in the German Pavilion on Wednesday BMUB, 10 February 2-3 pm
Peace and social security are important components of urban resilience and development. The often poorly understood connection between climate change, adaptation and peaceful and sustainable cities will be addressed by various experts in an event moderated by Alexander Carius, managing director of adelphi. The event brings together experts from research, development agencies and community development organizations to identify knowledge gaps regarding potential connections between climate change impacts and adaptation with urban violence, as well as entry points for future action to promote peaceful and sustainable cities under a changing climate.
Digitally linked and locally connected? The potential of neighbourhood platforms for social cohesion and participation
Event in the German Pavilion on Wednesday BMUB, 10 February 4-5 pm
Digitalisation offers new possibilities for communication and networking in the context of urban governance. Presenting the results of the Connected Neighbours project, Franziska Schreiber, Project Manager for Urban Governance at adelphi, will address the relevant nexus between social cohesion, urban politics and social media.
In addition, adelphi is charged with organising and coordinating the activities at the German Pavilion.