The first Cities on the Frontline session of 2024, “Climate Resilience: Making cities more climate resilient with blue and green solutions” is taking place on 22nd February 2024. With approximately 85% of climate risks being associated with water, water management is fast becoming a pressing issue in urban areas. Rain events have become more intense while the periods without rain are prolonging. Rainfall is increasingly causing flood risk and the lack of rain is causing water scarcity. Meanwhile, the changes to the water cycle and urban development patterns with increased impermeable surfaces are causing cities to heat up. The climate challenges of heavy rain, drought and urban heat are strongly interrelated. Moreover, they are amplified by a growing urban population. The increasing demand for space for housing and infrastructure can easily conflict with making cities climate resilient. How can cities find solutions to these compounding and interconnected challenges?
Register now to attend the session on blue and green solutions to climate change.