Discover Asia & Australasia.

In Asia and Australasia, the project supports EU cities partnerships with India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. Activities to be implemented include pairing, thematic cluster activities, trainings, city-to-city study visits, networking events, thematic reports.

Curious about city-to-city cooperation in Asia in the past, check out the IUC Asia, IUC Japan and IUC India (Phase 1) websites.

IURC Asia & Australasia Reads


Malaysia: EU Project IURC Runs Panel Discussion on Cities, Climate Action and Circular Economy

Pablo GandaraOctober 17, 20219 min read

The IURC team organised the panel discussion “Moving towards a circular economy in the development of Sustainable Cities” within the virtual conference “Road to Glasgow – Kunming “Combatting Climate Change…

EU Climate Diplomacy Week in Indonesia 2021

Siriwat PokrajenOctober 16, 20215 min read

From 11 to 16 October 2021, the European Union in Indonesia hosted the “EU Climate Diplomacy Week in Indonesia 2021” to foster dialogue on climate change, showcase success stories and…

4 EU cities prepped for cooperation with Australia

Pablo GandaraOctober 14, 20215 min read

Today, the project’s helpdesk based at the RMIT organised a meeting to prep city coordinators from Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg and Madrid for cooperation with Australian cities. Bruce Wilson, who is…

6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Siriwat PokrajenOctober 13, 20211 min read

As part of the session on “Ambition in Adaptation and Role of Partnerships in Global South” at the 6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, a number of experts across the…

1st Thematic Webinar – Addressing Climate Change Effects in Cities

Pablo GandaraOctober 7, 202111 min read

Over 80 representatives from IURC pilot cities in 20 countries participated in the 1st thematic webinar “Addressing Climate Change Effects in Cities”. The event focused on nature-based solutions (NBS) and…

First International E-Certificate Course on Mainstreaming Urban Climate Action Launched

Siriwat PokrajenOctober 5, 20213 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of the European Union, in partnership with the Delegation of European Union to India (EUD India), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)…

Exciting exchange of best practices and pilot projects to be expected from EU-Korean city-to-city cooperation

Siriwat PokrajenOctober 1, 20213 min read

Six EU and Korean pilot cities in the IURC programme had their kick-off meeting on 30 September 2021 to introduce their interests and best practices in areas such as climate…

Working Group Meeting on Solid Waste Management (Developments and Updates) from the Indian Cities of Gangtok, Leh and Vijayawada

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 27, 20212 min read

On 24 September 2021, the German RETech Partnership and the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme of the European Union together organised an exclusive webinar on solid waste management in…

Warm Atmosphere at EU-Japan IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 17, 20213 min read

On 16 September, the Japan Helpdesk, led by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, Urban Development Expert Japan, organised a kick-off meeting to welcome partner cities to a new phase of EU-Japan urban…

Enthusiastic participation from EU and Malaysian cities during kick-off meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20213 min read

Some 20 city coordinators from Penang and Malacca in Malaysia, Maia and Vila Nova de Famalicão in Portugal, and NCI / Bologna in Italy participated in the EU-Malaysia Cities Kick-off…

EU-New Zealand IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20212 min read

First Kick-off Meeting for IURC in Asia and Australasia The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme kicked off its first partnerships between European and New Zealand cities in an…

Mumbai Climate Action Plan – Stakeholder Consultation on Sustainable Mobility

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 9, 20211 min read

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) as a part of the C40 Cities Network in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, WRI, Climate Voices and Waatavaran is developing the…

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