Climate Resilient and
Inclusive Cities Project

Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities Project hosted a virtual Climate Action Plan (CAP) Kick-Off Event on Wednesday, 30th June 2021, marking the beginning of climate change mitigation and adaptation training in ten Indonesian pilot cities. At least 100 people attended the event that brought together policymakers at the national and local levels and climate scientists.

The European Union-funded Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) supports cities to build a climate-resilient and inclusive future through a wide range of technical assistance and capacity building activities. One of its primary activities is delivering the Climate Action Plan (CAP) training in ten Indonesian pilot cities from July 2021 to May 2022.

CRIC is hosting a kick-off event on Wednesday, 30th June, to officially mark the beginning of CAP training. The event will bring together Indonesian policymakers at a national level, local level and climate experts.

CAP training seeks to help pilot cities develop a pathway and road map to achieve its GHG emissions reduction target by 2030, which aligns with the Nationally Determined Contributions. The training also helps the pilot cities formulate their long-term resilience strategies to adapt to climate change. The training’s main target participants are the members of the CRIC working group in each ten pilot cities.


Event details:

Day/Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Time: 13:00 – 15:30 WIB (GMT+7)





Opening remarks:

  • Dr Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi - UCLG ASPAC Secretary-General
  • Mr Hans Farnhammer - Head of Cooperation for European Union Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam
  • Mrs Laksmi Dhewanthi - Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Climate Change Control Directorate General (tbc)
  • Mrs Hari Nur Cahya Murni - Ministry of Home Affairs’ Regional Development Director General (tbc)


  • Professor Rizaldi Boer - Director of the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and the Pacific 
  • Dr Akhmad Faqih - Climate expert, Bogor Agricultural University
  • Dr Joko Tri Haryanto - Center for Climate Change Financing & Multilateral Policy Fiscal Policy Agency - Ministry of Finance


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In the Kupang City of Indonesia, the impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate water access and availability problems. The local government with Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities are teaming up to solve this long-standing problem.

"We need a breakthrough and innovative solution to tackle water scarcity in Kupang. There are already short-term and long-term initiatives in place to improve water access, but we need more hands to help us, which CRIC can do," said the Mayor of Kupang, Dr. Jefirstson Riwu Kore at his office in Kupang on Tuesday (8/6).

Four Indonesian mayors who were elected in 2020 announced a collective commitment to low-carbon and climate-resilient development goals by signing a Mayor’s Commitment on Monday (31/5). This move marks the strategic role that city governments hold in achieving Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% independently, or by 41% with international assistance, by 2030.  

The mayors of Bandar Lampung, Samarinda, Mataram, and Ternate signed the Mayor’s Commitment at the “Climate Resilience Policy Dialogue and Mayor’s Commitment Signing” event hosted by the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project. The CRIC Project is funded by the European Union and supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Its implementation involves ten Indonesian pilot cities committed to adopt climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. 

Four elected Indonesian Mayors from the 2020 election will present the climate programme and announce their commitment to climate-resilient development goals in their cities at Policy Dialogue on Climate Change and Mayor’s Commitment Signing event on Monday, May 31, at 10 am (GMT+7).

Indonesian local governments holding the 2020 general election are currently formulating Mid-Term Regional Development Plans. It is against this backdrop that there is a need to ensure that climate resilience issues are integrated into city planning. Especially at a time when at a national level, Indonesia is racing with time to meet its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target to reduce GHG emissions by 29% independently and 41% with international assistance by 2030. In less than a decade, Indonesian cities must take part in transforming political commitment into concrete climate actions.

Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project successfully organised a virtual courtesy call with the Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Directorate General of Climate Change on Friday (30/4) in a bid to strengthen the ongoing collaboration to build resilience to climate change.

The courtesy call came at an excellent time since the Directorate General of Climate Change has just undergone the change of leadership with the appointment of Ir. Laksmi Dhewanthi, MA as the Director General (DG) of Climate Change to replace Dr. Ruandha Agung Sugardiman. The meeting was used to congratulate the new DG and getting acquainted with one another and discuss future priority agenda.

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On the 19th of March 2021, Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities held a workshop on coastal capacity building to support climate resilient solutions to disaster. The event, organised by Pilot4Dev with the support of UCLG ASPAC, presented solutions from European, Indonesian and Indian experts to help local governments in coastal cities anticipate the impact of climate change.  The event, which gathered more than 80 individual participants including speakers and panelists, was a great success and generated quite a lot of interest from participating cities. 

Climate governance is at the heart of climate action. In Cirebon City of West Java, Mayor Drs. H Nashrudin Azis, SH reaffirmed his commitment to tackling climate change through the promotion of collaborative and community-based sustainable waste management efforts.

“We are proud to be selected as one of ten pilot cities. This motivates us to tackle one of the most long-standing and pressing problems in Cirebon, which is waste management,” Mayor Nashrudin said at the Mayor’s Office in Cirebon, on Thursday (4/3). On this occasion, the Mayor also received the Urban Analysis Report from CRIC. One of the recommendations stated in the Report urges Cirebon to transition towards sustainable waste management.

The Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project ensured cities’ needs for an inclusive and climate-resilient goal by linking them with the right partners. It was conducted through a five-day Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in thematic sectors from 1 to 4 February and 11 February 2021. The FGD was held as a follow-up action after the Urban Analysis Report (UAR) publication in 2020. The report altogether with the result of FGD provides the basis for tool development to help pilot cities to solve their climate challenges in three priority sectors: waste management, water and sanitation, and early warning system (EWS).

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