Sustainable Development: San Francisco Joins U.N. Resilient Cities Campaign

Unisdr-logoMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to join the United Nations’ Making Cities Resilient Campaign, an initiative to empower cities around the world to reduce the loss of life and property to disasters and protect the social, economic and environmental assets of communities.

“San Francisco has worked tirelessly to increase our overall resilience by investing in our physical infrastructure, such as our water system, and increasing the capacity of our residents and communities to respond to and rapidly recover from disasters,” said Mayor Lee.

“We welcome Mayor Edwin Lee on behalf of the people of San Francisco as the 1000th city to join the UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign,” said U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Reduction Margareta Wahlström. “San Francisco’s participation further signifies that cities of all sizes and economic strength are prepared to take the lead on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We are also particularly pleased to designate San Francisco as a role model city for ‘Advancing Resilience Through the Whole Community Approach’ given the City’s efforts to engage its citizens at neighborhood level in building resilience.” Read more.

Posted on June 20, 2012 | The comments to this entry are closed.