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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Resilience is the capacity of a living being to adapt to a disturbing agent or an adverse situation. This term also applies to cities, for which this capacity to adapt is essential to respond to the major crises of our time.

About the event

With around 55% of the world’s population living in urban areas (over 75% in Europe), building resilient cities has become a challenge. But to successfully meet this challenge, we cannot focus only on urban areas. The strategies put in place must consider the territory they are part of and their dependence on the resources of rural areas. Establishing a balanced relationship with its rural environment will bring mutual benefits, as well as giving greater autonomy and independence to the city itself in obtaining the basic resources it needs.

Based on this premise, how should we manage food, water or energy to make our cities and territories more resilient? We will talk about this in this session organised by the Green European Foundation (GEF) with the support of the Transición Verde Foundation.


  • Marta Olazabal is the head of the Adaptation research group at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). She has participated in the drafting of the IPCC 2022 report, in chapter 6 on Urban Areas.
  • Jorge Molero is a consultant and project technician at the Entretantos Foundation and is in charge of the technical secretariat of the Network of Municipalities for Agroecology.
  • Francesc La Roca is a founding member of Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua (New Water Culture Foundation) and professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Valencia.
  • Ismael Morales is the head of communications at the Fundación Renovables (Renewables Foundation) and a contributor on energy issues to the newspaper El Confidencial.

Moderator: Lidia Ucher, journalist specialising in communication for social and climate justice.


When: 26th May, 18:00-19:30 PM CEST

Where: The event is online on Zoom, open and free of charge.

Language: The main language of this activity will be in Spanish. The access link and technical details will be sent to all registered participants on 25th May.

Registration: Sign up here 

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Transición Verde and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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