A. Definition of a Resilient City:
A resilient city is one that can adapt to new environment, recover rapidly after a disaster and maintain its long-term growth. United Nations advocated that when a city develop its low-carbon development course, it should also build itself into a “resilient city” to deal with natural disasters.
B. The Secretariat of the Global Mayors Forum is in cooperation with the United Nations International Strategy of Disaster Reduction(UNISDR) and the Rockefeller Foundation to promote resilient urban construction:
UNISDR has realized that sustainable low carbon cities did not meet the future development needs. Climate change could cause extreme weather and cities bear the brunt. In order to solve the problem, UNISDR advocates that cities need to develop low-carbon sustainable development courses, and meanwhile take actions to enhance its flexibility. If no action is taken now, a heavy price will be paid in the future. The Fifth Assessment Report maintained that While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's that the future floods, storm surges and heat waves will become more frequent and more intense. It may pose an infrastructure threat to its cities, residents and property.
C. The Secretariat of Global Mayors Forum provides a resilient platform for urban construction services:
Global Mayors Forum Council cooperates with the UNISDR, promoting flexibility in urban construction by the local governments, providing local governments with professional services for new management methods. The reform, to upgrade urban infrastructure flexibility, brings other benefits, including building capacities for elastic response to disasters, and attracting foreign direct investment.
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