Sec. Gen. (Czar) of ICLEI: “the “disaster risk” elements of local communities need to help accelerate “sustainability”adaptation”
500 Mayors, municipal decision makers and experts from universities and international organizations from all continents met for Resilient Cities 2010, the first world congress on the adaptation of cities to the impacts of Climate Change, organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn.
That’s really great. Since our Congress cannot seem to protect us from anything, we might as well substitute a new World Congress instead. Does anybody else feel like we are living in the Star Wars 3 movie?
Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General of ICLEI, commended Congress participants for making the event a success, but said there is a need for connections with leaders in other sectors. “The well-established disaster risk community and those who work in climate change need to work together to accelerate adaptation in cities,” he said. “We need to strengthen this movement of ‘adaptationists.’”