Resilient cities 2012: congress report 2012

This document reports on the 3rd edition of the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change (Resilient Cities 2012) which brought together local governments, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers, and the private sector, to exchange ideas on how to make cities more resilient and adaptive to climate change. The report presents: (i) the key messages of the congress; (ii) its rationale; (iii) the developments from 2011 to 2012; (iv) a summary of the key forums and sessions; (v) a review of congress themes, including some good practices from Italy, Mexico, Denmark and the Philippines; (vi) the side events and launches that took place at Resilient Cities 2012; and (vii) an outlook for 2013.