Climate leadership academy on urban climate adaptation

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC); International City County Management Association (ICMA)
Date:
13-15 Aug 2013
Location:
Indonesia (Jakarta)
Theme: "From risk barriers to results-managing the social, political, environmental, and financial risks"

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) invite teams of three to five senior officials and/or key decision-makers or stakeholders from up to 10 second tier (populations between 1 and 4 million) and third tier (populations less than 1 million) cities and metropolitan regions to participate in a regional Climate Leadership Academy (CLA) on Urban Climate Adaptation - a unique training and peer-learning opportunity, focused on improving, expanding, and manage the local risks of climate change.

ASEAN cities are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. With more than 50 percent of the proximately 600 million people of ASEAN now living in cities, new climate-­related risks, including extreme precipitation, heat events, and sea-­level rise, are forcing more adaptive approaches to urban development. As a result, city practitioners across Southeast Asia are designing and building more resilient, ecologically integrated urban infrastructure, engaging their populations in inclusive decision-­making, and collaborating across jurisdictions. These activities are generating innovations and investment opportunities that are shaping the future of growth throughout the region.

This workshop is part of ICMA’s USAID-funded CityLinks program, which enables municipal officials in developing and decentralizing countries to draw on the resources of their U.S. counterparts to find sustainable solutions tailored to the real needs of their cities. The workshop will be co-facilitated by ICMA and ISC.

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Target audience

Each city-­led team should consist of:

  1. A team leader, either a departmental level director or another senior city official with leadership responsibility for climate change adaptation.
  2. Up to four other key stakeholders who are—or will need to be—deeply engaged in the local/regional climate adaptation strategy and/or infrastructure decisions.

At least one team member should be a representative from your national government.


How to register

For more information, please email the event coordinator.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Economics of DRR
Hazards:
Heat Wave
Countries:
Indonesia
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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