Cities and local government have potential to generate climate financing based on national government regulations. The detailed mechanisms on how cities or local government could access climate financing were brought into light by M. Zainul Abidin from Ministry of Finance.
"Semarang kaline banjir," is popular traditional Javanese song that tells story of how Semarang, the capital city of Central Java is experiencing regular flooding. The words could literally be translated into, "Semarang's river is flooding". This coastal city has long story to adapt to climate related disasters.
Capacity building plays important roles in increasing city's resilience from future climate change and extreme weather. "Understanding city's local characteristic is the key," Dr. Akhmad Faqih, expert from IPB University said during Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities First Discussion Panel in Surabaya, 1 March 2023.
Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities Project joined Partnership for Sustainable Cities - First Meeting of Partners event in Brussels, Belgium, between 7-9 March 2023. The meeting that was held in International Auditorium, Roi Albert II Boulevard opened with Panel Discussion on “The Cities programme in the wider context of EU Engagement Strategies”.
Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities Project successfully facilitated CRIC First Discussion Panel in Surabaya between 1-3 March 2023. The event attended by stakeholders from CRIC Pilot Cities and CRIC Partners from South Asia (AIILSG) and Europe (Pilot4Dev, Ecolise, ACR+ and Gustave Eiffel University).
CRIC partners' plans to visit CRIC pilot cities were finally realized between 19-28 February 2023 two months after Indonesian Government eased COVID-19 restrictions on 30 December 2022.
City of Banjarmasin hosted the second Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities’ climate mitigation training (M2), 2 February 2023, facilitated by Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pacific (CCROM - SEAP) trainers.
The world faces a set of risks that feel both wholly new and eerily familiar. Cost of living dominates global risks in the next two years while climate action failures dominate the next decade. These findings explored in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report that was out yesterday, on 11 January 2023.
Discover Pascaline Gaborit's (Director, Pilot4DEV) latest article, 'Resilience and Climate Disaster Management in Cities: Transformative Change and Conflicts', published on Journal of Peace Building and Development, 24 November 2022.
Our planet is facing triple planetary crises in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical instability. These crises hold back SDGs achievements around the world. The triple planetary crises are; climate change, pollution and biodiversity losses.