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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 […]

Rome and Chengdu Energy Research and Practical Cooperation – Follow-up Meeting

Rome and Chengdu Energy Research and Practical Cooperation – Follow-up Meeting

Experts from the Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI) at Tsinghua University and of two departments from Rome’s University Sapienza (CITERA – Interdepartmental Center for Territory, Building, Restoration, Environment and theDepartment of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture) held an online meeting to identify concrete research topics, potential financial sources and possible testbeds in cities. […]

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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