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David Cadman, President of ICLEI
Yvo de Boer, speaking at the final plenary of Resilient Cities 2010

Resilient Cities 2010, 28-30 May 2010

June 17, 2010

Resilient cities 2010 concluded on 30 May after three days of discussion, learning and exchanging on the topic of urban adaptation to climate change.

The final plenary boasted an illustrious speakers panel and ended with the first Bonn Declaration of Mayors, unveiled by Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City.

"We know from past experience that the poor in all countries suffer most from the impacts of climate change. Local authorities are hard placed to provide [help] without a national and international policy framework,” said Yvo de Boer,  Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, at the final plenary session. “National governments should not be allowed to get away with this.”