This webinar, which is dedicated to the Best Climate Practice Award, is the occasion to showcase the most innovative and compelling projects that have participated in the 2017 edition of the contest, and to explore the landscape and challenges of climate resilience and disaster risk reduction strategies.

Low-income countries and small islands are the most endangered by climate change impacts, but local communities in both cities and rural areas are exposed to disaster risk in the richest and most developed countries as well. Environmental degradation and socioeconomic factors like poverty and urban population growth contribute to increase communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

For these reasons, the Best Climate Practice Observatory, a project launched by ICCG in 2012, chose to dedicate the fifth edition of the Best Climate Practice Award to the theme “Building resilience to climate disaster risk”. The aim is to award and promote actionable ideas and concrete projects designed to support urban and rural communities in preparing and responding to climate disasters, improving local resilience, preparedness and recovery capacity.

Join the webinar to discover how communities around the world are responding to climate disaster risk, and to interact with innovators and the authors of projects participating in the Best Climate Practices 2017 Award.