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Honolulu Selected for Rockefeller's 100 Resilient Cities

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May 25, 2016 - The City and County of Honolulu was selected to join the final cohort for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities network.

100 Resilient Cities (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges. 100RC can offer Honolulu funding and resources to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, develop a Resilience Strategy, access to diverse tools and services valued at $200M, and membership in a global peer learning network that spans five continents. This was a highly competitive application process, and Honolulu was chosen for their innovative leadership and commitment to resilience building. Joining the internal 100RC network further highlights Hawai'i's role as an island leader and model for locally appropriate implementation of the global 2030 sustainable development agenda.

Hawai'i Green Growth looks forward to working with the City and County of Honolulu, 100RC, and other public and private partners to increase community resilience, risk reduction, and disaster preparedness and catalyze investments that will have positive impacts and long-term benefits across the state. As Hawai'i prepares to take the world stage at the IUCN World Conservation Congress this September, we have much to showcase on how Hawai'i is driving action towards our Aloha+ Challenge sustainability goals and leading on the global agenda.

Learn more at http://www.100resilientcities.org

Coverage:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/05/25/honolulu-to-gain-funding-from-100-resilient-cities.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/100-resilient-cities-and-the-rockefeller-foundation-announce-37-new-member-cities-reaching-100-city-milestone-for-its-global-network-300274345.html

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