The 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2017
RCAP 2017 follows the 1st Asia-Pacific Forum organised in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2015 and the 2nd Asia Pacific Forum organised in Melaka, Malaysia in March 2016. Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific series provides an Asia-Pacific platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation where dialogues are conducted to forge partnerships, with the ultimate goal of identifying implementable solutions and creating lasting impacts for cities in the region.
The Third Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2017 Congress intends to discuss the impacts of the UNFCCC COP 23 on the ongoing dialogues on urban resilience, while at the same time bringing together experts and practitioners who will share their experiences and encourage cities to chart out the way forward through local actions on resilience. Local governments are also major implementing partners for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as per the Paris Agreement of November 2016, in which climate adaptation is an important and integral part. The NDCs will be revised every five years, with the next revision coming up in 2020, with a global stock taking exercise scheduled in 2023. The RCAP will bring together national and local governments to discuss implementation of the NDCs, as well as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction of 2015, and the opportunities and mechanisms of financing their implementation. The outcomes of the RCAP 2017 will be presented in the World Urban Forum to be held in Kuala Lumpur as well as the ICLEI World Congress to be held in Montreal in 2018.
The main target of the event would be local governments in the Asia Pacific region. We are expecting more than 150 representatives of local governments including at least 50 mayors from different cities in the region. Besides, representatives of international organisations such as the UNEP, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNESCAP, UNISDR will join the event. Bilateral and multilateral funding agencies such as ADB, GIZ, Rockefeller Foundation, OECD, USAID and others would join the event.