Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience

“People should be at the core of building urban resilience” 13 February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand: Mayors and municipal leaders from the Asia Pacific region have called for a more concerted and coordinated action to build resilience and adapt to the intensifying impacts of climate change. “There is a need to do things differently; to be 

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Durban Adaptation Charter welcomes 16 new signatories

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability’s first Asian-Pacific Resilient Cities Congress (2015) drew to a close today. The closing plenary was preceded by a special signing ceremony of the Durban Adaptation Charter, which remains a key tool for global efforts to implement climate change adaptation action. ICLEI is a founding partner of the DAC, and 

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New ACCCRN network launched!

Today the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) launched a member-based regional network of national, regional and local practitioners and institutions committed to helping cities withstand and recover from the projected impacts of climate change. ICLEI will bring cities to this network and help with capacity building, while Mercy Corps will head the network. Today more than 

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OECD and BMR launch new report on Green Growth in Bangkok

The OECD and Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR) launch the new report “Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailand”.  The report discusses policies and enables strategies for fostering green growth in Bangkok with a focus on urban climate change resilience. The report was the result of OECD’s policy study in Bangkok, under the project framework of “OECD Green 

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