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GCoM x Mission Innovation Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance

GCoM x Mission Innovation Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance

In May 2019, Mission Innovation and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy announced their commitment to strengthen collaboration and build deeper engagement between cities and citizens, local governments, and national governments to deliver the research and innovation needed to help cities and governments accelerate the clean energy revolution. To build on this […]

Case Study: Urban-Rural Linkages in China

Case Study: Urban-Rural Linkages in China

What is Urban-Rural Linkage? “UN Habitat defines urban-rural linkages as the as non-linear, diverse urban-rural interactions and linkages across space within an urban-rural continuum, including flows of people, goods, capital and information but also between sectors and activities such as agriculture, services and manufacturing. In general, they can be defined as a complex web of […]

Unveiling Event of Yantai China-Europe (Italy) Industry Park

Unveiling Event of Yantai China-Europe (Italy) Industry Park

In 17 September 2019, Yantai Laoshan District will hold an Unveiling Ceremony of the Yantai China-Europe (Italy) Industry Park. Date: 17 September Location: Laishan District, Yantai city Background: Yantai City, located in Shandong province, has a land area of 13,745.95 square kilometers, By the end of 2015, the population of Yantai was 7,014,100. Yantai City […]

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

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March 18 - March 24
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    March 18, 2019
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  • 19
    March 19, 2019

    GCoM Malaysia National Training (Iskandar, Malaysia)

    All day
    2019.03.19-2019.03.20

    With the supports of International Urban Cooperation Project Asia (IUC Asia) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia (IRDA), GCoM SEA will be conducting the Training which will take place at Doubletree Hilton, Johor Bahru (Iskandar). Based on the inputs from city stakeholders, the Training will focus on climate change adaptation. The Training, supported by European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC), will provide knowledge to Malaysian’s city practitioners on, Green Infrastructure, Nature-based Solutions, and Streamlining Climate Action into the Planning System of the Cities (horizontal integration).

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    March 20, 2019
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  • 21
    March 21, 2019

    GCoM’s National Launch in Malaysia

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    2019.03.21

    GCoM will be launched nationally in Malaysia at Doubletree Hilton, Johor Bahru (Iskandar) . The Launch will also be a networking event, to raise awareness of GCoM and related international climate co-operations to a wider Malaysian audience—public practitioners, private and the media. It will also showcase European Union’s leading role on supporting local action in energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation and the signing of GCoM commitment by new Malaysian cities. There will also be panel discussions on “Malaysian Cities Fighting Climate Change” and “Best Practices from Southeast Asia and European Union”.

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    March 22, 2019
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    March 23, 2019
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    March 24, 2019
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