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Frontline Cities and Islands Talanoa Exchange

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Rheinaue Parkı (Fiji Side Event Pavilion, Bonn Zone, UNFCCC COP 23)

Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20

53175 Bonn

Germany

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Hosts: Minister from Palau and Seychelles with the Mayors of Nadi or Suva (tbc), Mayor of Cozumel (Mexico) and Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands (tbc)

Islands are at the frontline of climate change. Driven by determination and necessity to protect their way of life and for some their very existence, islands are also at the frontline spearheading integrated solutions to resilient and sustainable development. Island towns are rapidly growing into cities and the natural capital, particularly healthy coasts and oceans, upon which they depend are increasingly threatened. As these urban areas rapidly grow, they need to ensure this growth does not exacerbate their vulnerabilities. Resilience building in island towns and cities is critical. With this in mind, the Global Island Partnership and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability have joined forces to support cities and islands take bold action. This event will bring together ministers, mayors, and champions from islands, and their cities and urban areas, together with mayors and other champions of resilience such as Cozumel (Mexico), Malmö (Sweden) and Bonn (Germany) in small group discussions to amplify the importance of sustainable urbanization in building resilience across islands and lay the groundwork for targeted action. It is an opportunity for all session participants to join interactive dialogues to share innovative solutions and examples of what is working in urban and island resilience and explore creative funding mechanisms.

This event is coordinated by the Global Island Partnership and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability with support from the European Commission and Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Attendees require access to the Bonn Zone. Accreditation to the UNFCCC COP 23 cannot be arranged by the coordinators.

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Rheinaue Parkı (Fiji Side Event Pavilion, Bonn Zone, UNFCCC COP 23)

Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20

53175 Bonn

Germany

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