Decoding urban resilience in the Mediterranean cities - Webinar - Heinrich Boell Foundation - Office Thessaloniki

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Decoding urban resilience in the Med

For a large part of Europe, 2022 was the warmest year on record since 1950, according to the European State of the Climate report. Not only were there more days with ‘very strong heat stress’ but also seasonal anomalies in temperatures were noted that resulted in hazardous conditions for peoples’ health. Mediterranean cities are confronted with a number of challenges when it comes to ensuring conditions for sustainable living to their citizens as the impact of the climate crisis is becoming more and more apparent and extreme.

On 29 June 2023, the Heinrich Böll Foundation offices in Thessaloniki and Paris organised a very interesting online discussion titled ‘Decoding urban resilience in the Med’. Τhe invited experts discussed critical data on the status of climate in the Europe and foreseen trends and presented examples from Mediterranean cities on local adaptation and climate resilience strategies from Greece, France and Italy.

Speakers: Claudia di Napoli from Forecast Department of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Elisavet Bargianni, Chief Heat Officer in the City of Athens, Marco Falconi from the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, and Félix Blanc, Project Manager at the Ecological Transition Department in the City of Marseille. Moderation: Kira Taylor, Energy and Environment reporter, EURACTIV


Language: English