Climate Resilient and
Inclusive Cities Project

Urban Update is an English monthly magazine focused on urban development, municipal affairs, innovation, sustainability, environment, energy efficiency, mobility, science and technology, and business, along with case studies and success stories from Indian and global cities and towns. The magazine is an initiative of the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG).

Pascaline Gaborit’s (Director, Pilot4DEV) article “Necessary for cities to become resilient and adaptive” has been published in the Urban Update Magazine of September 2021.

On the 1st of October, a workshop was held to discuss flood management in Pangkalpinang as well as the possible developments regarding Early Warning Systems (EWS).

Cities and urban areas worldwide face a similar dilemma: the more city grows, the more waste it generates. But the waste challenge is also the impetus for Pekanbaru City to commit to shifting towards climate-resilient and sustainable development through its participation in the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project.

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 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


Pilot4dev searching for contributors for a book that will be released in conjunction with the CRIC project.

The book will look at how problems are interconnected at different scales and across disciplines, as well as viable solutions for reducing vulnerabilities and reducing tensions.

For more information, please visit Pilot4dev's website: Pilot4Dev - Call for contributors/chapters Collective publication-Book Europe- South Asia - Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands; Climate Adaptation, Conflicts and Resilience 

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.

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