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EU-China Low Carbon Cities Study online session held today between Chinese and European experts

EU-China Low Carbon Cities Study online session held today between Chinese and European experts

The IUC-Asia held an online session today to present its progress on the ongoing EU-China Low Carbon City Study, along with case studies of several cities. On the call were senior experts from both China and Europe. The study is being jointly drafted by the IUC-Asia project and experts of China’s National Center for Climate […]

Indonesia: IUC Asia and Makassar Virtual Meeting on Progress of Required Data Collection

Indonesia: IUC Asia and Makassar Virtual Meeting on Progress of Required Data Collection

To follow up the Climate Action Plan (CAP) development , Makassar and  IUC-Asia met online on Thursday  21 May 2020 to discuss the progress of the project. The interactive session focussed on the data collection to be used for the Green House Gases (GHG) inventory report and Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA). The Centre […]

Guangzhou and Bologna Virtual Meeting on Industrial Design

Guangzhou and Bologna Virtual Meeting on Industrial Design

Coordinated by the Metropolitan City of Bologna and by Guangzhou Development District (GDD), stakeholders from both sides discussed potential cooperation on industrial design. At the core of the online exchange was Bologna’s interest in promoting the internationalisation of the creative cluster of Reggio Emilia (CLUST-ER) and the University of Bologna’s industrial design areas. Marino Cavallo, […]

Indonesia: Malang Builds the Capacity on Vulnerability Assessment to Improve the Adaptation Plan

Indonesia: Malang Builds the Capacity on Vulnerability Assessment to Improve the Adaptation Plan

The IUC Asia, in partnership with the CCROM – IPB, conducted a capacity building workshop with Malang’s official agencies as part of its climate action plan development. The workshop was designed to provide the knowledge for developing a climate change adaptation plan, emphasizing climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRVA). Symptoms of changing climate have implications […]

Liuzhou – IUC Project Stakeholders Call

Liuzhou – IUC Project Stakeholders Call

Following the EU cities’ missions to Liuzhou in June and September 2019, as well as Liuzhou visits to EU pilot cities, experts from both sides held today a virtual meeting to focus on Liudong New District as the pilot zone for EU-Liuzhou regional cooperation within the IUC framework. The interactive session focused on concrete projects […]

Indonesia: IUC-Asia Participates in the Discussion to Mainstream Climate Action into Palembang’s Development Agenda

Indonesia: IUC-Asia Participates in the Discussion to Mainstream Climate Action into Palembang’s Development Agenda

The Government of Indonesia launched the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) during the 2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. LCDI is a process for identifying development policies that maintain economic growth, alleviate poverty, and help meet sector-level development targets, while simultaneously helping Indonesia achieve its climate objectives, and preserve and […]

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

    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

    All day
    2019.10.20-2019.10.22

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 21
    October 21, 2019

    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

    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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