The New Urban Agenda discusses unprecedented threats from climate change, natural and human made disasters, unsustainable consumption and production patterns, pollution, environmental degradation (Para 63). Urban centers and cities have many characteristics that make inhabitants especially vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change and other natural and human made disasters(Para 64). The way in which cities are planned, financed, developed, built and governed has a direct impact on sustainability and resilience, well beyond the urban boundaries. (para 63). This session will be an opportunity to discuss, for example, women led best practices that promote environmental sustainability and build climate and disaster resilience, partnerships between women’s organizations and government institutions that advance women’s priorities in this area, and other means of implementation that promote sustainable, gender responsive plans for sustainability and resilience.