The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Transition Towards Sustainable Delta Cities

In light of the upcoming Habitat III conference at Quito, Ecuador, The Government of the Netherlands as outgoing chair of the Delta Coalition together with the City of Beira and the knowledge network Delta Alliance are pleased to invite you to their network event “Transition towards Sustainable Delta Cities” on Wednesday the 19th of October 2016 from 14:00 pm – 16:00 pm in room MR19 at the venue of the Habitat III conference, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion”.

During this challenging network event the aim is to build networks and make the next steps on concrete actions, innovations, proposals and research, hereby building on the results obtained at the Sustainable Urban Deltas Conference, which was held in Rotterdam (May 2016). These results were presented to the ministerial round table of the Delta Coalition and resulted in the adoption of a ministerial declaration and a call for action.

Furthermore, best practices will be presented, all of which will focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on local scale in Delta cities. The event will bring together national and local governments, the private sector, research organizations and civil society around an (local) action agenda of innovative solutions for challenges in delta cities. Read More...

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will take place on 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The governments of the Netherlands, Colombia, and Japan are building a Delta Coalition, an initiative to bring together governments and other stakeholders to focus on river deltas. During the Conference there will be a side event on "Building an International Coalition for Integrated Delta Management and Resilience" on 16 March 2015. Read More...