Webinar “Protecting Environments and Health by Building Urban Resilience”, 4 October 2022 9.30-11.00 CEST
World Health Organization (WHO) and Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) are jointly organising the webinar ”Protecting Environments and Health by Building Urban Resilience”, on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, from 09:30 to 11:00 hrs (CEST).
Urban and spatial planning needs to increasingly consider preparedness and resilience as a determinant of public health at the local level. Climate change, inadequate urbanization patterns and environmental degradation have left many cities vulnerable to disasters such as extreme weather events, chemical accidents, floods, earthquakes, power cuts, pandemics, or forest fires.
Much can be done at the city level by local authorities, planners and managers to apply urban planning and design as an instrument to reduce risks and vulnerabilities
and build resilience. This webinar aims to reflect on the different dimensions of local preparedness and resilience, and discusses the experiences and potential actions that can be taken by national and local governments to establish and support preparedness and resilience at local scale.
The webinar is addressed to
1. National Coordinators and Focal Points of UfM,
2. Practitioners and decision-makers in urban resilience and development and in environment and health
3. Networks and public authorities dealing with urban sustainability and resilience at national, regional and local levels, and
4. Academics, Civil Society Organizations, and other interested stakeholders.
Participants are kindly requested to confirm their participation in the meeting by registering online, as soon as possible, at the following link:
Working languages will be English, French and Arabic.