Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) together with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and ICLEI Southeast Asia is organizing a parallel session at the 8th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) in Suwon City, Republic of Korea.
The proposed parallel session aims to deep-dive into the complex relationship between climate change and urban resilience in Southeast Asia, sharing innovative approaches and climate actions to enhance and build resilience in cities to face the challenges posed by climate change and associated natural hazards. The session will commence with an overview of the climate change in Southeast Asia, highlighting the key challenges faced by urban areas in the region. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change on Southeast Asian cities, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events, heatwaves, and urban flooding. By examining real-life case studies, the session will shed light on the vulnerabilities and risks that urban communities face, emphasizing the urgency for proactive measures. With a focus on urban resilience, the session will then transition into exploring various approaches that can enhance the capacity of cities to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Experts and practitioners from different disciplines will share their insights and experiences, providing valuable perspectives on sustainable urban planning, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, disaster risk reduction, and community engagement.
This session will take place only as an In-Person event at the 8th APUF in Suwon City, Republic of Korea on 24 October 2023.
If you are attending the 8th APUF, you are warmly welcome to join us. For the Registration Link, Click here.