ADAPTING TO CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
The changing patterns of climate hazards cause extensive destruction in the major deltas of Asian countries, threatening the signiﬁcant development gains achieved. With support from Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is implementing the program “Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia” (URCE).
ACHIEVING URBAN RESILIENCE
Building resilience to climate-induced hazards in urban environments needs to become every city dwellers priority. Understanding risks, increasing preparedness and response capacities, and strengthening the social, ecological and technological systems will contribute to sustainable risk management for the future.
ADPC combines technical assistance, support, training and knowledge sharing.
Key outputs include:
Five outcomes of the program
Defining Urban Resilience
The social, ecological, technological, economic and physical capacities of individuals, households, communities and systems within urban areas to anticipate, prevent, absorb, respond and adapt to shocks and stresses. Thus ensuring a renewed socio-economic vitality of the urban environment and transformation towards sustainability.