Author: Pablo Gandara


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

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 and Biodiversity Loss in Malaysia” organised by the Delegation of the European Union jointly with WWF Malaysia. The conference was opened by the Head of the European Union Delegation to...

4 EU cities prepped for cooperation with Australia

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 leading the helpdesk for Australasia, introduced the context in which the cooperation would take place (Covid-19, metropolitan capitals), the active role of the EU Delegation to Australia in initiating cooperation,...

1st Thematic Webinar – Addressing Climate Change Effects in Cities

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 green infrastructure measures implemented by cities in Europe, Asia and Australasia to mitigate heat island and heavy rainfall events. It was moderated by Megan Chow, Country Coordinator of the IURC...

EU-Thailand Heritage Highlighted

The history and shared cultural heritage of the EU-Thailand relations are reflected in the video "EU Urban Heritage", which is now available on the Facebook page of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Thailand. The video includes contributions by the Ambassador of the European Union to Thailand - H.E. Mr. Pirkka Tapiola - as well as from the...

IURC Asia and Australasia team participates at Landing Event

The IURC Asia and Australasia team participated in the "Landing Event" organised by the IURC Central Services. The event featured a video developed by the IURC regional team inviting EU cities to apply for cooperation with counterparts in one of the nine Asian and Australasian countries. As the second phase of the International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) (2016-2020), IURC will lead...

EU Delegation to Indonesia participates at Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Asia Meeting

The Delegation of the European Union (EUD) to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam participated in the webinar "How Asia-Pacific cities active on food policy can benefit from the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact". Ms. Henriette Faergemann (Councillor at the Environment and Climate Action Section of the EUD) mentioned that urban food policy can make an important contribution to reduce CO2 emissions...

EU participates at the World Sustainable Development Summit

The Deputy Head of EU's Foreign Policy Instruments in Asia - Michel Mouchiroud - and Councilor Kamilla Kristensen from the EU Delegation to India participated at the World Sustainable Development Summit. The event was hosted by TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute from India. The 2021 virtual edition marked 20 years of the Summit platform and included the virtual...