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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 […]

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 […]

Global Covenant of Mayors – Regional Exchange Call on Green Recovery

Global Covenant of Mayors – Regional Exchange Call on Green Recovery

The IUC team participated in today’s regional exchange on the green recovery organised by the GCoM Secretariat. The event was opened by Gregor Robertson (Mayor of Vancouver and GCoM Global Ambassador) and included presentations by the City of Seoul, the Cities Climate Leadership Alliance, and the GCoM communications experts. While cities have been among the […]

Liuzhou-Barcelona Online Discussion on Innovation District

Liuzhou-Barcelona Online Discussion on Innovation District

More than 15 experts from the cities of Barcelona and Liuzhou held the first virtual meeting facilitated by the IUC team on 17 July. The event, which was a follow-up to an online a stakeholders meeting held on 19 May, focused on the intended cooperation on the development of Binjiang Smart Valley, a newly planned [...]
Mannheim and Chongqing Online Meeting on Bilateral Cooperation

Mannheim and Chongqing Online Meeting on Bilateral Cooperation

More than 15 representatives from Mannheim, Chongqing, and the IUC team met today online to discuss the progress of cooperation. The IUC partnership, which started 2017 with bilateral missions leading to concrete pilot projects like the freight railway (2018) and the innovation conference (2019), is now evolving into a structured city-to-city partnership to be supported [...]

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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