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Mission to Chongqing Consolidates Various Cooperation with European Cities 

Mission to Chongqing Consolidates Various Cooperation with European Cities 

The IUC-Asia Team participated in several meetings with the Chongqing Development and Reform Commission (DRC) as well as with the Management Committee of the Liangjiang New District. The team visited the planned Representative Office site for Mannheim, which has been offered by the Chongqing Lianjiang New District in order to boost the mutual cooperation in […]

GCoM Korea – Online Stakeholders Meeting

GCoM Korea – Online Stakeholders Meeting

The IUC Asia project team participated today in this year’s second online stakeholders’ meeting for the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) in Korea. The event was attended by 12 participants representing the country’s GCoM Secretariat, the Brussels-based GCoM Secretariat, the IUC project as well as GCoM partners from ICLEI, CDP, C40, CityNet, and the Seoul […]

Indonesia: Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) Workshop for Depok City

Indonesia: Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) Workshop for Depok City

Under IUC Asia framework, Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) workshop was carried for Depok City on 28 July 2020. The meeting aimed to deliver the result of CRVA and seek feedback from City officials to enhance the result further. The increased risk of floods and droughts are the main climate change threats faced by […]

Urban Business Cooperation – Rome and Yantai Meeting

Urban Business Cooperation – Rome and Yantai Meeting

A bilateral meeting took place between Se.Te.L. – Servizi Tecnici Logistici s.r.l. from Rome and Yantai based Jereh – Uniorange to follow up on the exchange that took place between Yantai and Lazio earlier this month representing the universities of Yantai, Tuscia and La Sapienza of Rome. The purpose of the meeting was to explore […]

Rome-Yangzhou Preparatory Meeting for the International Horticultural Exhibition 2021

Rome-Yangzhou Preparatory Meeting for the International Horticultural Exhibition 2021

The IUC team organised an online meeting between experts from Rome and Yangzhou to discuss some technical details of Rome’s garden pavilion design as well as of few possible events to be organised by Rome during the Yangzhou Horticulture Expo 2021. Dr. Patrick Maurelli and Dr. Flavio Rossa from CITERA at Sapienza University first explained […]

Indonesia: After a pause due to coronavirus, Depok City resume initiatives of CAP Development

Indonesia: After a pause due to coronavirus, Depok City resume initiatives of CAP Development

After the self-quarantine mandates and other travel limitations for three months, Depok City has allowed public gatherings of up to 15 people. On 22 July 2020, IUC Asia Helpdesk and CCROM Team physically met official representatives of Depok City for the Climate Action Plan (CAP) development, particularly focusing on the findings of the 2018 Green […]

International Urban Cooperation Asia

Around 54% of the world’s population lives in cities – and the number is growing.

More urban dwellers means more wealth creation, but also higher pressure on urban services (energy, water, health, transport, housing), which in turn produces adverse effects on the environment and challenges to the quality of life.

At the global level, this creates a major challenge in terms of climate change. It also makes cities best placed to tackle this issue.

European cities are keen to cooperate with other cities around the world, to share knowledge and create innovative solutions, and to generate new economic opportunities in the process.

The IUC programme helps them do this, and it can help your city too!

IUC creates city-to-city or region-to-region cooperation involving EU and non-EU partners.

Part of the solution is to work closely with the private sector, and the programme will help to bring together businesses inside and outside the EU.

In Asia, the programme is divided into two parts covering the region, specifically China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Please scroll-down to see further details about the two project components.

I. City-to-city Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development

EU cities are paired up with peers from China to cooperate on issues relevant for their sustainable urban development. Chosen cities are being supported to share knowledge and best practices on sustainable urban solutions.

This will be achieved partly through the development of local action plans, which will outline activities and pilot projects to achieve tangible results. A global knowledge-exchange platform will be established with resources and best practices on overcoming specific urban development barriers.

Countries covered: EU Member States and China

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II. Sub-national action under the Global Covenant of Mayors initiative

Cities and other sub-national localities in the Asian countries are encouraged to join the Global Covenant of Mayors initiative. Through the Global Covenant of Mayors, local governments commit to acting on mitigation, adaptation and access to energy.

Signatory cities benefit from support in the form of technical expertise and cooperation to act on their energy and climate commitments.

Asian countries and special territories covered: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.

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IUC Asia Events

  • 15
    October 15, 2019

    Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)

    All day
    2019.10.15-2019.10.17

    The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) will be held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. Held every 4-5 years since the first APUF was held in Bangkok in 1993, the Forum is the largest regional gathering of urban stakeholders, engaging policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, civil society, the academia, the urban training-research community and private sector to discuss innovative solutions, identify common actions and objectives and strengthen effective partnerships to achieve sustainable urban development.

    In 2019 APUF-7 will provide this unique platform to discuss and analyze the status, challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda in the region.

    APUF-7 will also be the venue to launch The Future of Asia-Pacific Cities 2019 report being developed by ESCAP and UN-Habitat in partnership with the European Union, Asian Development Bank, The Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and many others.

  • 20
    October 20, 2019

    Circular Economy Cluster Event

    All day
    2019.10.20-2019.10.22

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 21
    October 21, 2019

    EU-China Circular Economy Development Forum

    All day
    2019.10.21-2019.10.22

    The EU-China Circular Economy Development Forum will be held in Nanjing in October 20, with participants from governments, businesses, universities and institutions discussing and sharing experiences and best practices in this field.

  • 23
    October 23, 2019

    Field visits in Haikou

    All day
    2019.10.23-2019.10.25

    The EU city delegation will fly to Haikou for some field visits after the circular economy event in Nanjing.

     

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