SOU-80 | MAKING CITIES RESILIENT 2030: LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS FOR RESILIENCE BUILDING
PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION
MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.
Specifically, MCR2030 aims to have:
- an increasing number of cities committed to reducing local disaster/climate risk and building resilience, with an increasing number of cities demonstrably improving their sustainability through implementing disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or resilience lens and taking actions to enhance their understanding of localised and systemic risks; and
- an increasing number of partnerships focused on resilience, globally and regionally, bringing synergised collaboration and support to cities along the resilience roadmap.
This session contributes to the overall aims of the Africities summit by: 1) fostering participatory local democracy processes; 2) explore the coalitions that local and subnational governments need to build with other stakeholders to embark on a more sustainable and resilient local development path, while improving the standard of living of the population and the governance of intermediate African cities; 3) identify barriers and enablers arising from the global pandemic in relation to DRR and climate adaptation, governance and planning at the local level; and 4) contribute to the Climate Day dialogues and the critical role of local governments in contributing to national, regional and global targets and agreements.