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Vietnam: Capacity Building on Climate Adaptation for Can Tho’s Stakeholders.

Vietnam: Capacity Building on Climate Adaptation for Can Tho’s Stakeholders.

Strengthening of the capacity of city governments in developing City Climate Action Plan (CAP) in line with the GCoM Common Reporting Framework (CRF) is a key component of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Asia activity in Vietnam. Capacity building workshop on climate adaptation was held for Can Tho’s stakeholders on 14 May 2020. This was […]

Online meeting held today between Rome, Italy and Yantai, China, regarding Cultural Heritage and Smart Agriculture

Online meeting held today between Rome, Italy and Yantai, China, regarding Cultural Heritage and Smart Agriculture

The IUC-Asia team today hosted experts from the CITERA Research Center of Sapienza University of Rome, Yantai University, Tuscia University and IoT Smart City Lab of Rome, who agreed on a research-based cooperation between Italy and China in terms of Cultural Heritage, Silver Economy, Digital Twin Design and innovation in Agriculture. Cooperating in terms of […]

Indonesia: Technical Meeting on Climate Reporting Platform Integration

Indonesia: Technical Meeting on Climate Reporting Platform Integration

The IUC team organised a coordination meeting among the European Union’s Joint Research Center (JRC) and IUC’s technical partner CCROM (Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management) to discuss the integration of Indonesia’s climate reporting platforms (SIGN SMART – SIDIK) into the Global Covenant of Mayors’ Common Reporting Framework (CRF). A summary of the meeting […]

Rome and Chengdu Cooperate on Renewable Energy Research

Rome and Chengdu Cooperate on Renewable Energy Research

Experts from Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI) at Tsinghua University, University Sapienza CITERA (Interdepartmental Center for Territory, Building, Restoration, Environment), Sapienza’s Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture, the Renewable Energy Association FREE and the IoT Smart City Lab of Rome held an online webinar to develop concrete research and start-up incubation activities […]

EU-China Regional Innovation Study

EU-China Regional Innovation Study

Experts from Europe and China held an online exchange on the regional innovation study being elaborated with the support of the EU and the NDRC. Amadeo Jensana, Director of Casa Asia in charge of the study elaboration,  introduced with European and Chinese colleagues the state of art. Robert Hassink from Kiel University focused on the […]

Malaysia: IUC Asia Assists Hang Tuah Jaya to Identify Potential Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Malaysia: IUC Asia Assists Hang Tuah Jaya to Identify Potential Climate Change Mitigation Projects

The virtual meeting among Hang Tuah Jaya stakeholders, IUC Asia team and UTM took place on 08 May 2020. The meeting aimed to identify mitigation climate change projects that could be developed in Hang Tuah Jaya’s concept note for the GCoM Gap Fund. The project candidates have included carbon transport and energy efficiency, which are […]

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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