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  • 09:00 -10:30
    2021.10.05

    BACKGROUND
    This thematic cluster webinar is a part of International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Asia & Australasia, which aims to further urban and regional cooperation in the fields of sustainable urban development and innovation between EU and non-EU cities. Within the thematic network “Ecological Transition & Green Deal,” this webinar will narrow in on two main topics related to current global issues.

    The effects of climate change are becoming more pronounced around the world. From the unprecedented, deadly flooding in parts of Europe and China, leaving devastation in its wake, to the record heat waves that have caused massive, overwhelming wildfires in Europe, Canada and the U.S, to the unnatural melting of the ice sheets in Greenland and the North, causing the ocean levels to rise.

    Considering such disasters, this webinar proposes to encourage in-depth discussion on nature-based solutions to address urban heat islands, and on water retention infrastructure to manage heavy rainfall and flooding risks.

    REGISTER HERE!

    TimeProgram
    8:55 – 9:00 (CEST)

    3:55 – 4:00 (KST)

    Virtual room opens for participants
    9:00 – 9:05 (CEST)

    4:00 – 4:05 (KST)

    Program Introduction

    Megan Chow

    Program Officer, CityNet & Korea Country Coordinator, IURC Asia-Australasia

    9:05 – 9:10 (CEST)

    4:05 – 4:10 (KST)

    Opening Remarks

    Geunhyeong Yim

    CEO, CityNet

    9:10 – 9:15 (CEST)

    4:10 – 4:15 (KST)

    Setting the Scene

    Amb. Maria Castillo-Fernandez

    Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

    9:15 – 9:35 (CEST)

    4:15 – 4:35 (KST)

    Panel 1: Nature-Based Solutions and Urban Heat Islands

    Featuring:

    ·        Mr. Won-Ju Kim, Seoul Institute

    ·        Ms. Sofia Castelo, Think City, Penang

    ·        Mr. Imanol Zabaleta, Centro de Estudios Ambientales, Vitoria-Gasteiz

    ·        Mr. Marino Cavallo, Nuovo Circondario Imolese, Bologna

     

    Moderation: Pablo Gándara

    Team Leader, IURC Asia-Australasia

    9:35 – 9:50 (CEST)

    4:35 – 4:50 (KST)

    Panel 1: Pilot Action Discussion

    Pablo Gándara

    Team Leader, IURC Asia-Australasia

    9:50 – 10:10 (CEST)

    4:50 – 5:10 (KST)

    Panel 2: Water Retention Infrastructure for Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

    Featuring:

    ·        Mr. Cheol-woo Jung, Busan Metropolitan City

    ·        Mr. Vishal Shah, Surat

    ·        Ms. Mary-Liz Walshe and Mr. Neil Higgins, Dublin City Council

    ·        Mr. Corjan Gebraad, City of Rotterdam

    ·        Mr. Toru Omiya, Obuse, Nagano

     

    Moderation: Jens Bley

    Cluster Manager, IURC Asia-Australasia

    10:10 – 10:25 (CEST)

    5:10 – 5:25 (KST)

    Panel 2: Pilot Action Discussion

    Jens Bley

    Expert Consultant, IURC Asia-Australasia

    10:25 – 10:30 (CEST)

    5:25 – 5:30 (KST)

    Summary and Closing Statement

    Megan Chow

    Korea Country Coordinator, IURC Asia-Australasia

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  • 09:30 -12:00
    2021.10.14

    Session 11:
    “Local Authorities as Climate Champions”
    Opening remarks:

    Henriette Færgemann – First Counsellor – Environment, Climate Action, ICT at Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia

    Session 1: Representatives from national governments:

    • Mia Amalia, ST, MSi, Ph.D, Director Of Local Development, Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesia / Bappenas
    • Dr. Ir. Syaiful Anwar, M.Sc, Director Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Measurement, Reporting, and Verification, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    • Dr. Hari Nur Cahya Murni, M.Si, Director General of Local Development (Ditjen Bina Bangda), Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

    Session 2: Voices from Indonesian cities

    • Semarang City on Urban Mobility
    • Bandung City on Urban Food
    • H. Mohan Roliskana, S. Sos, MH, Mayor of Mataram City on Waste to Energy
    • Dr. H. Firdaus, S.T.,M.T, Mayor of Pekanbaru City on sustainable waste management
    • Palembang City: climate mitigation
    • Malang City: Climate Adaptation

    Moderator: Sri Indah Wibi Nastiti, General Manager of Association of Indonesia Municipalities – APEKSI

    Wrap up & Closing remark:

    Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi – Secretary General of UCLG ASPAC / GCoM SEA Secretariat

    Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kVwrvFilTISSceUUEMfDtA.

     

    More info: EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2021

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  • All day
    2021.10.15

    What is Malaysia’s view on climate change? What are corporate perspectives for net-zero emissions? What does civil society think about climate change and biodiversity loss? This virtual conference will generate new ideas for Malaysia to foster a nature-positive and net-zero economy, with high quality and resilient ecosystem services. Make your voice heard as we prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).

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    Panel 3: Promoting and Developing Sustainable Cities

    There is vast scope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by applying circular principles – notably re-use, re-manufacturing and re-cycling – to key sectors such as the built environment. Yet it notes that most federal, state and local governments barely consider circular economy measures in policies aimed at meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to as close as possible to 1.5°C. The lessons learnt from European cities can be shared with our Malaysian cities to bring all countries in alignment to meet the shared goal of keeping temperatures from increasing above 1.5°C

    Objective: Educating Malaysian cities on how they may achieve a circular economy, thereby allowing societies to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate Action and the long term goal of Greenhouse gas emissions reduction

    Moderator: Mr. Pablo Gandara, Team Leader for International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Asia-Australasia

    Speaker 1: Ms. Jacqueline Chang, Country Coordinator for IURC Asia-Australasia and Ms. Asih Budiati, Team Leader for Global Covenant of Mayors

    Speaker 2: Mr. Carlos Mendes, Director General of Maia Municipality, Portugal

    Speaker 3: YBhg Datuk Hj. Rozali Mohamud, Mayor of Seberang Perai

    Speaker 4: Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)

    Register: Road to Glasgow – Kunming: What to Expect from the 26th UNFCCC and the 15th CBD COP | Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development Sunway University, Malaysia

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  • 09:00 -21:00
    2021.10.16
    成都天府新区苏州路3333号

    在全球经济社会面临重大变革的关键时刻,“碳达峰、碳中和”目标将进一步加速行业转型创新的步伐。能源互联网国际创新峰会(EIIES)始终关注全球行业发展,持续挖掘先进科技成果和新型商业模式、汇聚行业领域专家学者和企业人士,推动各类企业共建能源互联网领域开放共享、合作创新的产业新生态,已成为业界探讨交流、资源对接的“融资、融智、融志”年度盛会。

    2021年10月16日,由能源互联网国际创新中心举办,四川天府新区管委会、清华四川能源互联网研究院、New Energy Nexus联合承办,IURC-China参与协办的“第三届能源互联网国际创新峰会”将在成都举行。本届峰会聚焦“绿色氢能”、“储能”、“零碳城市电力”、“‘碳中和’投资机遇”四大核心技术,让各层级企业、投资机构、科研院校等创新资源跨界碰撞交流,携手“绿色经济”产业链上各创新技术解决方案企业,共同探索“双碳”目标下低碳转型发展新趋势和经济高质量发展新形态,塑造未来能源互联网产业低碳发展新格局。

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  • 09:30 -11:00
    2021.10.19

    Cities, which account for two-thirds of energy consumption and generate 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, play a critical role in global decarbonisation. Since 2020, 733 cities participated in the Race to Zero, a global campaign to commit zero carbon emissions by 2050, and more cities are setting the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 even before the national governments set the zero-carbon target.

    At regional and national level, initiatives to encourage and support forerunner cities have been launched/planned, such as European Union’s “100 climate neutral cities by 2030” and “100 leading decarbonisation regions” in the Roadmap for Local Decarbonisation of Japan formulated in June 2021. On the other hand, cities have to make rapid and far-reaching transitions in various aspects to achieve zero-carbon goal, and the task is not easy for many cities.

    This webinar organised as a part of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) aims to share how cities try to transform themselves to zero-carbon and discuss how city and regional cooperation can help to help cities to achieve the ambitious goal.

    Agenda

    TimeProgramme
    9:30 am (CET)

    4:30 pm (JST)

    Opening Remarks (EUD)

    Michel Mouchiroud, Delegation of the EU to Thailand

    9:35 am (CET)

    4:35 pm (JST)

    Background to the webinar

    Prof. Hidefumi Imura, IURC Asia-Australasia

    9:40 am (CET)

    4:40 pm (JST)

    Setting the scene: zero carbon movement- International Trend and multi-governance in Japan

    Mr. Togo Uchida, Executive Director, ICLEI-Japan

    9:55 am (CET)

    4:55 pm (JST)

    City Panel – actions, challenges, and opportunities of mutual learning

    • Mr. Sean Owen, Head of Low Carbon,
      Greater Manchester Combined Authority, United Kingdom.
    • Ms. IHARA Yuko, Director for Environmental Policy, Environment Bureau, Osaka City Government, Japan
    • Mr. Thomas Jacob (*) and Ms. Brigitte Köhnlein(**)

    (*) Head of International Projects, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

    (**) Deputy Head, Hamburg Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture

    • Ms. Annika Dalén, Strategic Development and Gender Equality Officer, Municipality of Umeå, Sweden
    • Mr. Boyd D Jouman, Director – Climate, Energy & Resilient Environments, Borneo Organisation Ltd., Malaysia

    Moderator: Yatsuka Kataoka, IGES/IURC-Japan

    10:55 am (CET)

    5:55 pm (JST)

    Summary, next steps and closing remarks

    Pablo Gándara, Team Leader, IURC Asia-Australasia

    11:00 am (CET)

    6:00 pm (JST)

    Closure of Meeting

     

    Register at https://www.cognitoforms.com/IURCAsiaAustralasia/achievingcarbonneutralityincities.

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  • 09:00 -10:00
    2021.10.25

    Food markets have been among the most affected vendors during the Covid-19 pandemic. These markets have social and cultural importance, as well as holding a lot of potential for sustainability and local economy and innovation.

    Together with the Inter-American Development Bank, our International Urban and Regional Development Programme will host a webinar on The Future of Food Markets in Latin America, including some best practices from European IURC Cities Madrid and Rotterdam.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the virtual discussion on food markets as key actors to building more resilient cities, urban-rural linkages in the region, and fostering innovation to better connect producers, sellers and consumers.

    We will also share international experiences in the management and activation of markets, as well as identify potential partners to provide technical assistance in the coming months so that new projects can be designed.

    Join us on Monday, 25 October at 9.00-10.00 AM (Washington DC).

    Register here.

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  • 11:00 -15:30
    2021.10.27

    The purpose of the workshop is to foster conversation between the city officials, public health experts and climate experts on their experience with COVID-19 and how this could influence urban policy, innovation, and financing towards resilient and low carbon development. The event will include panel discussions between city officials, experts and the invitees. This conversation will bring to fore the possible synergies between the Climate Change responses and COVID.

    This workshop is co-hosted by the Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University, the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of the European Union.

    Location: Room 113, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University (Please note that this is a hybrid event)

    Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc-yuqzMiGtweOjCyMJ98i7BTaMQNptPH

    Agenda_COVID, Climate and Cities Workshop

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  • 11:00 -12:30
    2021.10.28

    In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Vietnamese pilot cities are invited to join a kick-off meeting on 28 October 2021, 16:00-17:30 Vietnam / 11:00-12:30 CET.

    Agenda

    16:00-16:10 Opening remarks by the European Union Delegation to Vietnam

    16:10-16:20 Programme introduction and overview of the meeting agenda

    16:20-16:40 Introduction of the 2 Vietnamese cities: Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City

    16:40-17:00 Introduction of the 2 EU cities: The Stuttgart Regional Association and the Colleffero/Latina Functional Area

    17:00-17:05 Comments by ACVN

    17:05-17:25 Discussion among the pilot cities

    17:25 – 17:30 Closing remarks

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  • Webinar

December, 14th

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:00 – 10:30 CET | 16:00 – 17:30 MYT | 19:00 – 20:30 Melbourne Registration: https://bit.ly/CircularCityHubs   Why cities are crucial to a circular economy? Cities have a high concentration of resources, capital, data, and talent spread over a relatively small geographic area and are centres for innovation hubs. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 two thirds of us will live in cities, consuming 75% of the world’s natural resources, producing 50% of global...
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:00 – 10:30 CET | 16:00 – 17:30 MYT | 19:00 – 20:30 Melbourne Registration: https://bit.ly/CircularCityHubs...
  • Webinar

December, 9th

(EN) We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar "Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion" organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Thursday, December 9th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 1 hour. The webinar seeks to introduce smart strategies and analyse how innovation and digitalization can promote more inclusive policies. The event agenda includes: • Introduction to smart cities and regions • The...
(EN) We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar "Smart Strategies for Equality and Social...
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November, 30th

In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Australian pilot cities are invited to join an online launch of the EU-Australian cities cooperation on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at 08:00-09:30 CET / 18:00-19:30 Canberra time). Agenda Moderation: Prof. Bruce Wilson, EU Centre of Excellence, RMIT, Melbourne and IURC Australasia Helpdesk Coordinator • Welcoming by EUD: H.E. Dr. Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia (5 min) • Introduction to international city-to-city cooperation by Dr. Ronald Hall, Senior...
In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Australian pilot cities are invited...
  • Webinar

November, 29th

Date & Time: 29th November (Mon), 10:00 – 11:00 am (CET) / 18:00-19:00 (JST) This webinar will be held as a “Thematic Track 5 (TT5) “ of ISAP2021 which is organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Website of ISAP2021:https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/jp/index.html Registration:https://form.iges.or.jp/webapp/form/11205_zoq_402/index.do?_ga=2.97500191.1236293257.1635726388-1052567314.1597197804 English-Japanese interpretation will be available via Zoom.   For cities to meet the challenge of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, one policy pillar is to promote a renovation wave in buildings, which the EU sees as a...
Date & Time: 29th November (Mon), 10:00 – 11:00 am (CET) / 18:00-19:00 (JST) This webinar will be held as...
  • Webinar

November, 27th

This inaugural webinar organised by LIFE Initiative For Environment (LIFE) will introduce the audiences to the principles of circular economy from a global perspective, the circular economy journey in Malaysia and its potential and impact beyond waste management. The webinar is open to the public and NGOs intended to serve communities by developing long-term environmental and sustainable development projects in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030. When: Nov 27, 2021 (Sat) 10:00 AM Kuala Lumpur (04:00 AM CET)...
This inaugural webinar organised by LIFE Initiative For Environment (LIFE) will introduce the audiences to the principles of circular economy...
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November, 23rd - 24th

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the European priorities for cities and regions in the framework of the programme, hear about success stories from different stakeholders and learn about the doors that IURC can open for you. Check the agenda here and click here to register.   Connect with participants from the Americas on the 23rd November and...
Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days...
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November, 23rd

In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Indonesian pilot cities are invited to join a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 08.30 – 09.30 CET / 14.30 – 15.30 GMT+7. Agenda Welcoming and opening remarks by EUD Indonesia and FPI Asia Group photo Indonesian cooperation on sustainable urban development by Bappenas City-to-city cooperation towards sustainable development by MoHA Overview of IURC Asia & Australasia by Pablo Gándara City introduction Semarang City Bandung City...
In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Indonesian pilot cities are invited...
  • Webinar

November, 17th

We invite you to watch our first webinar, organised in the framework of the "International Urban and Regional Cooperation" programme (IURC Latin America). IURC is a programme funded by the European Commission that aims to foster the exchange of experiences and best practices in urban development and regional innovation between Latin America and Europe. Currently 24 cities and 20 regions are participating. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, is the first of a series of...
We invite you to watch our first webinar, organised in the framework of the "International Urban and Regional Cooperation" programme...
  • Conference

November, 16th - 18th

Smart City Expo World Congress comes back to Barcelona on 16th - 18th November 2021. Smart City 2021 will be an enhanced hybrid cross-platform experience: a combined physical event of Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, with the digital platform of Smart City Live offering endless opportunities. Main Topics Enabling Technologies Energy & Environment Tomorrow.Mobility Governance & Economy Living & Inclusion Infrastructures & Buildings Safety & Security Brokerage Event Connect with industry leaders and public stakeholders at...
Smart City Expo World Congress comes back to Barcelona on 16th - 18th November 2021. Smart City 2021 will be...
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November, 11th

Thursday, 11 November 2021 2:00 - 3:00 pm IST / 9:30 - 10:30 CET As part of the IURC Asia and Australasia programme, we invite you to our interactive discussion series on Post COVID-19 and Inclusive Recovery. IURC recognises the need to deliberate on the implications of COVID, by carrying out a series of regular discussion events on different urban topics (1. Mobility; 2. Health; 3. Economy; 4. Education; 5. Environment; 6. Gender). The objective is to discuss urban challenges,...
Thursday, 11 November 2021 2:00 - 3:00 pm IST / 9:30 - 10:30 CET As part of the IURC Asia...
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