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EU-China Regional and Urban Cooperation Online Seminar

EU-China Regional and Urban Cooperation Online Seminar

Today, the European Commission’s DG REGIO and China’s NDRC held the high-level EU-China Regional and Urban Cooperation Seminar 2020. More than 80 experts from European and Chinese cities as well as high level representatives of the European Commission and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) met in combination online and in person in […]

Malaysia: Final webinar on IUC technical assistance for development of Climate Action Plans

Malaysia: Final webinar on IUC technical assistance for development of Climate Action Plans

Today the IUC-Asia held its final webinar on technical assistance of Climate Action Plans (CAPs) development in 4 pilot cities in Malaysia, consisting of Penampang, Tawau, Muar and Hang Tuah Jaya. The meeting was a chance to present the final products (CAPs) and discuss the lessons learned during the process between the Directorates-General of the […]

Granada Hosts Webinar on Blockchain Innovations and Biotech, eHealth & Medical Solutions

Granada Hosts Webinar on Blockchain Innovations and Biotech, eHealth & Medical Solutions

The City of Granada held its final of three webinars on the opportunities of blockchain innovations for cities. Today’s focus was on Biotech, eHealth & Medical Solutions, and involved more than 25 experts from Europe and China. The webinar was part of Granada’s pilot project awarded with the IUC Competitive Fund. Today’s webinar was opened with […]

Webinar “EU-China Cities Transition Towards Low Carbon: Achievements, Challenges and Future Pathways”

Webinar “EU-China Cities Transition Towards Low Carbon: Achievements, Challenges and Future Pathways”

The IUC Asia project held today a three-hour workshop on the transition from EU and Chinese cities towards low carbon development. The meeting involved nearly 40 participants – partly onsite in Beijing and partly online (via video conferencing). The event was a follow-up activity to the online exchange session on the EU-China Low Carbon Cities […]

EU Climate Diplomacy Week Indonesia – Closing Ceremony

EU Climate Diplomacy Week Indonesia – Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony for the annual EU Climate Diplomacy Week Indonesia (24 October – 6 November 2020) was held today, in a festive atmosphere with remarks by high-level officials, program partners and a fun lineup of entertainment acts. The online event involved over 250 participants. Opening words were delivered by H.E. Vincent Piket, Ambassador of […]

Granada Hosts Webinar on Circular Economy and Blockchain Innovations

Granada Hosts Webinar on Circular Economy and Blockchain Innovations

Today, the City of Granada held its second of three webinars on Circular Economy and Blockchain Innovations with more than 25 experts from Europe and China, as part of its pilot project within the IUC Competitive Fund, awarded to Granada. Today’s webinar was opened with words from Luis Gonzalez Ruiz, First Deputy Mayor of Granada responsible […]

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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