Call For Papers Urban Resilience Workshop: "Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience: The Role of Law"

Deadline: 

03/2/20

Event Date: 

09/10/20

Location name: 

Tilburg University, Netherlands

Organization: 

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center

Call For Papers
Urban Resilience Workshop: "Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience: The Role of Law"

10 Sep 2020, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Cities are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate change affects almost every city in the world, and as a result, climate resilience has become an urgent matter in urban political agendas. Responsive and flexible adaptation policies are needed to make cities resilient. In order to develop and implement such policies, cities have to rely on an enabling legal framework. In some instances, specific adaptation law does not exist. Cities therefore have to rely on their existing legal instruments such as planning and building regulations, for instance. The question arises whether these existing instruments enable city authorities to adequately promote or enhance climate resilience in their areas of jurisdiction.

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center is hosting a workshop where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience. The workshop will provide interested participants from academia, practice or government the opportunity to critically question whether cities can rely on existing legal instruments such as planning and building regulations etc to achieve resilience, or whether a new regulatory framework is needed.

Everyone interested in climate resilience in cities is welcome to attend the event. Persons interested in this topic from a legal or regulatory (also from a multi-disciplinary) perspective are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Dr Angela van der Berg at A.vdrBerg@uvt.nl

The workshop is a free event, but registration is compulsory, as space is limited. Please note that refreshments and lunch will be provided. Accommodation and transportation arrangements and costs are, however, the responsibility of attendees.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract submission deadline: Monday 2 March 2020
Registration deadline: Monday 3 August 2020
Workshop date: Thursday 10 September 2020

REGISTRATION: Participants can register via this link: https://forms.gle/cJAByUjtfQnoNnZ79

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any inquiries, contact Dr Angela van der Berg at A.vdrBerg@uvt.nl

 

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