City Baseline Survey for Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation in Asia-Pacific

Clean Air Asia prepared a background document entitled “Climate Change Plans and Infrastructure in Asian Cities: A Survey of Plans and Priorities” which described the current state of climate change related activities and urban infrastructure investments in Asian cities, and serve as a basis for determining where demand for climate change related infrastructure project exists.

The background document answered these three questions:

  • Is climate change given priority in policies, plans and investments?
  • 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 study conducted a baseline survey, in how far cities in Asia-Pacific have prioritized climate change related, both adaptation and mitigation, urban infrastructure and investment activities.

The study showed that “Asian cities are not planning for the climate change challenge” as only 3 percent of 900 Asian cities surveyed have a plan to tackle the challenge of climate change.

Read the press release here.

Donor: Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)

Duration: Nov 2011 – Jan 2012

Contact Persons:
Glynda Bathan, glynda.bathan(at)cleanairasia.org