Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2019 (RCAP 2019) is the 4th in the series of Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congresses, the first three being held in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2015, in Melaka, Malaysia in March 2016 and in Vietnam in December 2017. The RCAP 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 Congress is being organised by the offices of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in Asia Pacific and hosted by South Delhi Municipal Corporation from the 15th to 17th of April 2019 in New Delhi, India. It will offer cities and regions from Asia-Pacific a variety of innovative solutions that build resilience to climate change at the subnational level. The event will offer a combination of high-level plenaries and technical sessions on the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and the New Urban Agenda of 2016, while at the same time bringing together experts and practitioners who will share their experiences and encourage cities to take actions on resilience. For more information on RCAP please click here.
The Asia LEDS Partnership and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India is organising a session on the 15th of April, 2019 at the Congress titled, ‘Low Emission Development Strategies for the Asia Region’ from 16:30-18:00pm IST.
The session aims at presenting the highlights of different initiatives promoting Low Emission Development in the Asia region. It brings together senior representatives from national and local governments and experts to discuss the progress, challenges, lessons learned and the good practices in the preparation and implementation of Low Emission Development Strategies.
A group of experts from different sectors are expected to present the good practices in advancing Low Emission Development Actions that they have identified through their work in this area. Their insights would help in suggesting a way forward in cities for Low Emission Development.
The session also includes a moderated panel discussion on NDC implementation/ LEDS Initiatives in the Asia region. The representatives from the national governments of Vietnam, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mongolia and PR China are expected to join the panel and give inputs from their local context.
The session is expected to bring about peer-to peer knowledge sharing and interactive discussion on the preparation and implementation of Low Emission Development Strategies for the Asia region.