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APN-Funded CAF Project Presents Initial Results at Resilient Cities 2015

8–10 June 2015, Bonn, Germany — Resilient Cities is an annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation hosted every year in Bonn by the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). Its main goal is to connect local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forge partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities.

Opening session at Resilient Cities 2015.

This year’s Resilient Cities 2015, held from 8–10 June 2015, focused on the theme “ICT solutions for disaster risk management, resilient public health systems, and integrated climate actions.”

On this avenue, initial findings of the APN-funded project entitled “Assessing the Linkages between Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and Loss and Damage (L&D): Case Studies in the Low-Lying Coastal Cities of Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam” (CAF2014-RR05-NMY-Lasco) was presented in one of the sessions. CAF2014-RR05-NMY-Lasco is an ongoing two-year project supported by APN under its Climate Adaptation Framework (CAF), which is currently being implemented by OML Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc.

Presentation by OML Center: Assessing the Linkages between CCA, DRR and L&D in the Philippines

The presentation featured the case of the Philippines, citing specific national challenges and recommended solutions which were drawn through the project. The report of the completed workshop on linking L&D, CCA and DRR which was held in the Philippines in April 2015 was disseminated at the exhibit area to raise awareness about the project and the relevance and success of APN in the past 20 years.