UCCRN’s Second Assessment Report on Cities and Climate Change released at IPCC Cities.

Urban Climate Change Research Network’s (UCCRN) Second Assessment Report on Cities and Climate Change (ARC 3-2) was released at the IPCC Cities Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada.¬†More than 300 scientists, including CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer, contributed to this important book that explored the implications of changing climatic conditions on critical urban physical and social infrastructure sectors and intersectoral concerns.

Please read the Summary for Policy Makers at:


CUDRR+R attended IPCC Cities in Edmonton, Canada

CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer was a panelist at IPCC Cities Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada that took place between March 5-7, 2018.

Along with other panelists from UN-Habitat, GZI, World Resources Institute, and the UN Secretary General’s office, Ebru Gencer presented the interlinkages of global frameworks and how they can translate into action for climate resilient development.

For a list of all speakers and panels, please see:


Ebru Gencer joins the EU Horizon 2020 CLARITY Project’s Advisory Board

CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer was invited to join the Advisory Board of EU Horizon 2020 CLARITY Project. The objective of the European Commission funded CLARITY Project is to develop Integrated Climate Adaptation Service tools for Improving Resilience Measure Efficiency, and to demonstrate the benefit of climate services for climate proofing of vulnerable large-scale investments such as urban infrastructure.

For more information on the CLARITY Project, please visit http://www.clarity-h2020.eu

CUDRR+R presents at the UN Youth Assembly 2018

CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer was a panelist at the UN Youth Assembly 2018.

Over the course of three days, February 14-16, 2018, the Youth Assembly brought together 1,200 delegates from nearly 100 different countries around the world in a meaningful dialogue with key players in various industries and sectors. Delegates learned practical skills and gained fresh insights into the global challenges of the 21st century. The conference became a rich platform to highlight the importance of innovation, civic engagement, and collaborative partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ebru Gencer spoke to the youth delegates on the current challenges of disasters, climate change, and rapid urbanization and how civil society, including youth organizations can engage to reduce risk and help increase resilience in urban areas.

For more information on the activities of the Youth Assembly, please follow @YouthAssembly