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Sustainable City by France joins the “Making cities resilient 2030” initiative (MCR2030)

Sustainable City by France is a partner in “Making cities resilient 2030” (MCR2030), an initiative led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDDR).

It is a global partnership to build resilience at the local level through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experience, building synergistic city-to-city learning networks, providing technical expertise, connecting multiple levels of government, and building partnerships.

With a clear roadmap on urban resilience, providing tools, access to knowledge and monitoring and reporting systems, the MCR 2030 will accompany cities on their journey towards risk reduction and resilience building.

Through this partnership, SCbF wishes to act as a go-between to encourage French local authorities to join and share their experience within the MCR2030 community via the digital platform.

This online platform is freely available and offers a pathway adapted to the different stages of maturity of local authorities’ resilience projects and strategies.

A webinar presenting the platform is organised on Thursday 13 January from 10 to 11.30 am (in English) for all cities and MCR2030 partners.

This session aims to help cities learn how to navigate the MCR2030 platform, understand how they can access services and connect with partners and peer cities.

To register: https://www.undrr.org/event/making-cities-resilient-2030-mcr2030-dashboard-orientation 

Do not hesitate to express your interest in the initiative by email to Marion Gonzales: marion.gonzales@francevilledurable.fr


About Solène

Mission Officer, Working Group, and Projects. Student at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris, focusing on the ecological transition of cities.

About Quentin

Motivated by climate issues and planetary boundaries, Quentin decided to study land use planning at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. His experience in associative field at the Fresque du Climat, helped him to better understand the stakes of the ecological bifurcation. Between his native Haute-Savoie and his home town Rennes, where he gained expertise in mobility and sustainable agriculture, he is now based in Paris to deploy the Sustainable City by France’s territorial workshops throughout the country.

About Alice

After five years’ study at Sciences Po Lyon, with a specialization in territorial transitions, Alice joined Sustainable City by France (France Villes et territoires Durables). She actively contributes to the deployment of the association’s territorial workshops and working groups.
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Currently studying as a second-year Master’s student in International Relations at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree from INALCO, with a double-major in Hindi language, and International relations / Environmental studies. Her work with us is in line with her former experiences at UNESCO and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, thus deepening her professional expertise in the field of environmental diplomacy and international cooperation for sustainable development.

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She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in International Relations and Action Abroad at the same university. She approaches the problems of sustainable cities and territories through these different perspectives and her international experiences.

About Isabelana

Isabelana is a Mexican journalist who holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication and Data Analysis from the Sorbonne University. She previously worked in communication and press relations in the cultural sector in France and Mexico. Today, she is interested in ecological actions and solutions to preserve the environment and the biodiversity.

About Camille

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With a background in social sciences, art history and architecture, Camille has worked in communication within the VINCI group: from major international projects to La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank dedicated to urban foresight.

About Alexandra

A geographer by training (Saint Petersburg State University), she started as a geographer and economist at the Academy of Agricultural Economics (Russia), before pursuing her career in France as an administrative and accounting assistant (Air Liquide, Association TGV Provence Côte d’Azur, COFHUAT, Groupe Hervé)

About Marion

Trained in international and European affairs between England and France as part of a double degree at Sciences-Po Lille / University of Kent, Marion started her career in advocacy and institutional relations of non-governmental organisations, in the fair trade sector (Max Havelaar France label). Her experiences are also linked to territories, with a passage in decentralised cooperation at the level of a departmental council.

About Sébastien

Before joining the SCbF team, he held several positions in local government management. From elected official and deputy mayor of his native city Besançon, in charge of university relations and international cooperation, to Director of Economic Development of the City of Pantin, to Chief of staff in Montreuil – where he notably piloted the in-depth redesign of the urban project towards more ecology and sustainable development – he continued his career as Senior Resilience Officer of the City of Paris.
He promotes a holistic and systemic vision of sustainable development and brings his expertise in territorial resilience, ecological and social transition.