Category: News from Asia & Australasia


New Zealand

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: New Zealand Country Description The New Zealand population has become increasingly urban, like the rest of the world. The size of New Zealand cities has grown in both population count and land area. In fact, most New Zealanders live in the urban areas. In 2018, 51.2% of the population lived in the major urban...

Japan

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Japan Country Description With an urbanisation rate of 92%, Japan has as a wealth of experience with establishing urban structures able to adapt to medium and long-term socio-economic changes such as an ageing and declining population, also a key challenge for the EU. Japan has recently launched several initiatives of interest to the EU....

India

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: India Country Description: With a land area of more than 3.28 million km², India is the second most populous nation of the world with a population of around 1.4 billion. The country is predominately rural but experiences significant growth in urban population; moving India to a quasi-urban society at a rapid pace. Currently there...

Australia

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Australia Country Description: Australia’s population is now over 25 million and the federal governance system comprises six states and two special territories. By 2029, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) expects that Australia’s population will grow to 29.5 million. It is one of the most urbanised countries in the world and the proportion of...

Successful urban cooperation in Asia and Australasia

The IURC covers a vast and diverse geographical area in Asia and Australasia, consisting of nine countries in total and spanning seven time zones. For the next three years, 68 cities from Europe and Asia and Australasia are expected to participate in thematic clustering, city pairing, training and networking events, with the aim of achieving concrete results through pilot projects...

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...