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Cities in Asia Developing Climate Sensitive Adaptation Plans Launched!
Project Launching in Tuguegarao City with ICLEI SEA Regional Director Vic Aquitania and Project Assistant Alexandra Solom. Below: Project Launching in Dagupan City with Project Assistant Alexandra Solom.
Four cities in the Philippines were selected as demonstration sites to develop climate sensitive adaptation plans. The Mayor of the cities of Dagupan, San Fernando, La Union and Tuguegarao were briefed about the project with the exception of Baguio City while the project launch were held with the presence of the department heads and key personnel of the local governments.  The launch (Tuguegarao-21 May; Dagupan-08 June; SFLU-09 June ) were also the occasions for exchanges on on-going city activities in relation to climate change and disaster risk reduction.
The project Cities in Asia Developing Climate Sensitive Adaptation Plans aims to assist the selected cities in designing its own climate adaptation plans, tailored to each city’s vulnerabilities to climate change as well as the generation of knowledge that will provide the necessary support for this process. Supporting activities will include a review of climate change impacts and scenarios for the sub-national regions in which the participating cities are located. The project will be complemented by the development of a decision support framework and methodology for communal adaptation to climate change that will provide the cities with the necessary data and tools to create their own local adaptation plans. This is also the first cutting edge adaptation plan as it aims to integrate science in local government decision making. The project is simultaneously implemented India. ICLEI-SEA partners with the Manila Observatory Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Potsdam, Germany and ICLEI European and South Asia Secretariats and funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).