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Webinar: Climate Change – Implications for Cities



Chair: Nicolette Bartlett, Senior Programme Manager, CISL.

Guest: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director of Policy and Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, CISL Brussels.

Guest: Maryke van Staden, Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Low Carbon Cities Program Manager, ICLEI.


  1. What are the key risks and opportunities for cities relating to climate change?
  2. What is the role of government and business in tackling climate change in cities?
  3. What are the barriers to effective action in cities, and how can they be overcome?
  4. What can be done to improve the climate resilience of cities, including financing?
  5. How can we catalyse the ambition required to drive real system level change?


  • Renewables and green spaces are a key part of city resilience
  • The role that leaders play – especially at a local level – is critical
  • The best practice models exist but need to be shared and scaled
  • Finance, partnerships and capacity building are key enablers
  • Good data and risk assessments lead to better decision making


Are you optimistic that COP21 will make a real difference to actions to make cities more resilient?

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Further resources


The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.











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