Energy Resilience across the Resilient Cities Network

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Cities are leading the transition to clean energy, but improving access, affordability, and overall resilience of municipal energy systems remains a significant challenge for our network cities, who face a myriad of chronic shocks and stresses that put these systems at risk.

In this session offered by Resilient Cities Network, expert participants share insights on…

a) The energy resilience and transition targets that the city of Cali, Colombia, is working towards. The actions being undertaken revolve around increasing renewable energy generation, improving energy efficiency, and integrating cutting-edge technologies to manage power infrastructure disruptions.

b) The sustainable energy markets, energy access and energy poverty alleviation for backyard dwellings in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite widespread electrification and subsidization of electricity tariffs and connection costs for low-income residents, many households still struggle to access affordable and reliable electricity.

c) R-Cities’s flagship program Urban Power supports cities to develop energy projects for a green and just energy transition, while achieving their net-zero ambitions and delivering resilience co-benefits.




Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) is the world’s leading urban resilience network. Present in more than 100 cities, 40 countries, and 6 continents, R-Cities is a global city-led nonprofit organization that brings together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable future for all. We work in three primary delivery areas to support our global city network: Empowering through our network of Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) and Communities of Practice; Mobilizing through our public and private sector partnerships creating and communicating knowledge; and Implementing specific urban resilience solutions through a set of multi-city programs.

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