This session will discuss the urban components that factor the most into the process of building a resilient city in Asia-Pacific.
Urban Climate Resilience
Asia-Pacific countries are among the ones most affected by climate change. Building a climate resilient city concerns not only infrastructure but also about supporting the capacity of the social-ecological system to absorb external stresses caused by climate change and adapt into a more sustainable system.
Rapid urbanization, combined with high dependency to technology and electricity, creates a vulnerability along with other issues in governance, poverty, efficiency and mobility that makes realizing a resilient city more challenging than it ever been. The vulnerable low-income urban population and their marginalized subsistence makes them the main subject that needs urban climate resilience the most.
This session will discuss the urban components that factor the most into the process of building a resilient city in Asia-Pacific. Participants can contribute their experience in mitigating climate change in their hometown as well as raising awareness on the importance of climate resilient cities as suited to Asia-Pacific cities.
HABITAT III Tags:
- Urban Ecology & Environment