First "Open European Day" and "EU Cities Adapt" final conference at Resilient Cities in Bonn: This day is dedicated to capacity building for urban stakeholders and focusses on city to city learning. It benefits from the world-wide exchange between climate change and resilience scientists and regional and local governments at the Bonn Resilient Cities conference 31 May – 3 June. Participants will not only learn from good examples, but are encouraged to share their challenges and find solutions by exchanging with colleagues and by targeted input by experts on urban adaptation practice and applied resilience science.
When the urge to give flowers takes you, choose a potted plant from a local supplier. A lot of exotic flowers are grown in greenhouses great distances away. Aside from the issue of transport, there can be high social and environmental costs. For example, in Colombia, the flower industry uses enormous quantities of polluting pesticides, and in Kenya, horticulture requires a lot of water which reduces local water resources. As an alternative ask your flower shop for Fairtrade or organically produced flowers.
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