Webinar

From seed to tree: Tackling climate hazards with the European Policy Support Facility

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe organises this session to bring together participants of the Policy Support Facility. They will discuss challenges and strategies for two cities in different stages of their adaptation journey.

From the 15 September 2022 14:30pm to the 15 September 16:00pm

The European Urban Resilience Forum offers a unique chance to discuss climate adaptation challenges and opportunities to fulfil the European resilience objective. The Covenant of Mayors – Europe organises this session to bring together participants of the Policy Support Facility: international experts, national stakeholders from Member States and, most importantly, European cities and regions, coming together to prepare their adaptation actions. They will discuss challenges and strategies for two cities in different stages of their adaptation journey.

Thessaloniki is looking to create a comprehensive adaptation plan to prioritize their actions towards the infrastructure most impacted by climate hazards. Bologna aims to increase accessibility and scale of green space by engaging citizens to self-manage existing green areas. They are joined by two experts on just transitions and disaster risk reduction. Their discussion sets the scene for an interactive conversation with the audience, while representatives from the European Commission will be present to ensure that unidentified needs and gaps will improve future support to cities and regions.

Speakers

  • Stella Psarropoulou, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, City of Thessaloniki
  • Piero Pelizzaro, Director Europe and International Department, City of Bologna
  • Lorenzo Chelleri, Chair, Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet)

Moderators

  • Luca Arbau, Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
  • Max Beijneveld, EU Policy Coordinator, Climate Alliance

Further information & registration on the Urban Resilience Forum website.