Klimalog@ UN Habitat III

Veranstaltungsart
Habitat III Side Events

Ort/Datum
Quito, 17.10.2016 bis 20.10.2016

Veranstalter
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


Habitat III Side Events


Migrants and refugees in urban areas: Lessons from Germany and internationally
Organisers: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), Wits University, South Africa

17 October 2016, 12:00–12:45 h
German Pavilion at Habitat III Exhibition

Worldwide, people displaced by disaster or conflict as well as other migrant groups seek protection, passage and social and economic perspectives in urban areas. But large numbers of refugees or migrants are putting immense pressure on cities to establish the necessary infrastructure to receive and integrate newcomers. Cities also need to find ways to ensure that different population groups co-exist peacefully. As a rule, local authorities are at the forefront in the daily management of migration and/or other forms of mobility. Providing developmental and integration options beyond humanitarian aid is required in ways sensitive to local needs and language.
After a brief welcome address, there was a panel discussion between two guests and the moderators. This was followed by an interactive talk with the audience

Chair


Panelists

  • Loren Landau, ACMS; Hilmar von Lojewski, Association of German Cities;
  • Joachim Fritz, GIZ



Migrants and refugees in urban areas: Lessons from the global South and North
Organisers: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), Wits University, South Africa

18 October 2016, 12:30–13:30 h
Casa de la Cultura Ecuadoriana Benjamin Carrión, Room R3

Worldwide, people displaced by disaster or conflict as well as other migrant groups seek protection, passage and social and economic perspectives in urban areas. They frequently reside in informal urban settlements, whereas the proportion of refugees or displaced people living in camps tends to be low in many countries.
Large refugee or migrant influxes are putting immense pressure on cities to establish the necessary infrastructure and services to receive and integrate newcomers. Cities also need to find ways to ensure that the different population groups co-exist peacefully, a challenging task in contexts strived by conflict and violence, but also in others characterized by social inequality and vulnerability. While it is widely acknowledged that cities are first points of arrival, transit hubs and ultimate destinations, cities lack crucial input when it comes to policy.
As a rule, local authorities are at the forefront in the daily management of migration and/or other forms of mobility. Given that refugee flows often translate in protracted displacement shaping cities for the longer term, providing developmental and integration options beyond humanitarian aid becomes a requirement. This should be in ways that enhances contributions of newcomers to the socioeconomic development of cities and sensitive to local needs and language.
The side event, which was conducted in form of a moderated panel discussion followed by an interactive talk with the audience builds on a previous workshop at the German Habitat Forum (Berlin, 1/2 June 2016). It was co-organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation, and UN Habitat. The objective of the side-event was to elaborate on the previous workshop and define concrete planning and policy responses based on lessons drawn from local migration management in the global South and North.
 

Chair


Panellists

  • Diane Archer, IIED; Loren Landau, ACMS
  • Hilmar von Lojewski, Association of German Cities
  • Philipp Misselwitz, TU Berlin University

 

WBGU Side Events Quito

Comic launch: The urban planet – How cities save our future

A comic condenses into an illustrated story the fundamental findings of Humanity on the move – Unlocking the transformative power of cities, a report published by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

16 October 2016, 12-12.45 h
German Pavillon at Habitat III Exhibition

  • Frauke Kraas (WBGU member, University of Cologne)
  • Benno Pilardeaux (WBGU secretariat) (Introduction)

 

Transformative Strategies for the Century of Cities

19 October 2016, 13:00-13:45 h
Urban Library
and
20 October 2016, 11:00-11.45 h
German Pavillon at Habitat III Exhibition

The power of the urbanization surge will be the key driver of global change in the 21st century: What do you see as the most urgent, pressing challenges for cities to solve in the coming decades?

  • What are the main challenges for LDCs?
  • What are the main recommendations of your report for policy-makers and urban societies?
  • What are the key enablers for the  implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change outcome?
  • It will be decided in cities whether we can achieve a global transformation to sustainability. Is this crucial role of cities sufficiently taken into account in the draft of the NUA?
  • What role can Habitat III and its New Urban Agenda play in ensuring that cities get the financial and political resources for the load of their transformational tasks?

Speakers

  • Frauke Kraas (WBGU member, University of Cologne)
  • Ani Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities



The transformative power of cities. Negotiated land use as local action for global change

20 October 2016, 14:00-14.45 h
German Pavillon

In its recent flagship report “Humanity on the Move: The Transformative Power of Cities“, the WBGU introduces urban land use as one of three transformative action fields of great importance. Urban land is contested and the right of use substantially affects the social, economic and ecological development of cities. The event started with a brief introduction of the WBGU’s recommendations relating to urban land use, followed by a short commentary by two invited practitioners, who sketched out the challenges they are facing and the solutions they found in their cities.

  • Frauke Kraas, (WBGU member, University of Cologne)

 

New alliances for sustainable urban future (BMBF event)

18 October 2016, 12-12.45 h
German Pavillon

Between 2004 and 2014 two major research programs were funded in Germany: “Megacities – Megachallenge” by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and “Future Megacities” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Our discussants provided lessons learned for the set-up of productive international research teams. However, scaling of research results and pilot measures follow their own rules and regulations and need additional partners. How to best prepare urban research for this step?


Vernissage Arch+ Exhibition

German Pavillon


Veranstaltungsinformation

Datum
17.10.2016 bis 20.10.2016

Ort
Quito

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Unsere Zukunft entscheidet sich in der Stadt
Messner, Dirk / Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Zeit online, 17 October 2016

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UN summit on housing and sustainable urban development: what is at stake?
Dick, Eva / Maria-Theres Haase (2016)
The Current Column of 17 October 2016

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Der Umzug der Menschheit: die transformative Kraft der Städte
Kraas, Frauke / Claus Leggewie / Peter Lemke / Ellen Matthies / Dirk Messner / Nebojsa Nakicenovic / Hans Joachim Schellnhuber / Sabine Schlacke / Uwe Schneidewind, unter Mitarbeit von Clara Brandi et al. (2016)
Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen WBGU