Climate change is an urgent issue that affects cities and its people across the globe. Growing cities in Asia are faced with one of the biggest environmental challenges in urban development. Unstable weather patterns, immense flooding, landslides and extreme temperature changes are but some of the results of climate change that threaten socio-economic and environmental sustainability.
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) in collaboration with the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a survey focusing on the following three main questions:
- Is climate change given priority in policies, plans and investments of Asian cities?
- Where does the focus lie in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation?
- Are there already infrastructure investments made or planned in relation to climate change?
The objectives of this baseline survey were to determine:
- The status of climate change and other relevant plans for Asian cities and their focus on climate change adaptation versus mitigation
- Where demand for climate change related infrastructure projects exists, based on these plans
- The role of development agencies and other development partners in prioritizing, planning and investing in urban infrastructure
The full report is available for download at the following link: Cities and Climate Change