United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) through Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) officially opened the Climate Action Plan Training in Bandar Lampung on Tuesday 7 September. The first training on Climate Change Science Basis, Vulnerabilities and Risks will take place until 10 September targets the members of the CRIC Working Group of Bandar Lampung.
Climate Action Plan (CAP) Training consists of a series of climate change mitigation and adaptation training seeking to improve the capacity of local governments, specifically CRIC Working Group in ten pilot cities. The CAP kick-off event took place on 31 June 2021, and then the training took place virtually and hybrid afterwards in the cities.
Opening the training, CRIC Project Manager Aniessa Delima Sari – on behalf of the UCLG ASPAC Secretary-General Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi – said that CAP Training is a momentum for the CRIC Working Group to collaborate and be the catalyst of change in the city. She added that this week’s adaptation training in Bandar Lampung would enhance the participants’ knowledge and help Bandar Lampung develop climate change scenarios using applications such as SiBiaS and Google Collab.
“We’re aware that climate change vulnerabilities and risks assessment is not something new to Bandar Lampung since the city already developed it in 2010. In light of that, we hope that the training participants can use this CAP Training to update the previous study. “By combining the result of this training with greenhouse gas inventory, the city can have Climate Action Plan as a basis and guidance for local governments in identifying and elaborating climate-proof strategies and instruments in the priority sector,” she said.
Bandar Lampung Head of Development Planning Agency, Dr. Khaidarmansyah, also attended and opened the training at Emersia Hotel in Bandar Lampung. He thanked CRIC for supporting the city through capacity-building activities and other technical assistance. “I expect that the Working Group members commit to participating fully in this training, so the city can develop Climate Action Plan that we can implement effectively and appropriately,” he said.
Dr. Khaidarmansyah also reiterated the city’s commitment to participate as one of ten CRIC’s pilot cities until 2024. As a pilot city, Bandar Lampung has received the Urban Analysis Report and set out to strengthen its floods early warning system to anticipate the impact of climate change.
Climate Action Plan Training in Bandar Lampung is part of Climate Action Plan Training in ten CRIC’s pilot cities from August 2021 until June 2022. UCLG ASPAC – CRIC Project collaborates with the Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and CCROM SEAP IPB to deliver the training. The project will use the MoEF-developed tools such as SIGN SMART (greenhouse gas calculation and reporting online application) for mitigation training and SIDIK (vulnerability index information system) for adaptation training.