Urban-Act: Integrated Urban Climate Action for low-carbon & resilient cities

Urban-Act supports a transformation of urban development in China, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Thailand towards low-carbon & resilient development. It contributes to NDC implementation in coherence with SDG and CBD targets. Urban-Act follows a whole-of-government approach and strengthens the enabling national frameworks for collaborative climate action as well as the capacities of cities to engage in climate dialogue and climate action. Urban-Act supports the development of climate-sensitive Integrated Urban Development Plans (IUDP) and facilitates innovative climate measures in the priority sectors transport and building. It thereby contributes to creating tangible mitigation and adaptation results. Policy frameworks are enhanced focusing on coordination and financial incentives for climate-sensitive urban development. Systematic regional engagement of all 5 countries contributes to regional agenda setting, knowledge sharing and scaling up of best practices.

Project data

China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
IKI funding
22,625,000.00 €
Included preparation phase
525,000.00 €
04/2022 till 09/2026
Political Partner
  • Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) - Philippines
  • Department of Public Works and Town &amp
  • Country Planning (DPT) - Thailand
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - India
  • Ministry of Natural Resources - China
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
Implementing Partner
  • Chulalongkorn Universität - Thailand
  • Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (Clean Air Asia) - Philippinen
  • Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) - Philippines
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Development &amp
  • Research Institute (SUPDRI) - China
  • Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) - Thailand
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India
  • Tongji University (TJU) - China
  • TU Dortmund University (TUD) - Deutschland
  • United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific(UCLG ASPAC)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - Thailand
  • Universität Stuttgart - Deutschland
  • World Meteorological Organisation

State of implementation/results

  • The preparation phase of the project included the following topics:
    • appraisal missions in the partner countries,
    • analysis of the starting situation in the different country contexts and identification of central challanges for sustainable urban development in the partner countries, --development of a country-specific and overall theory of change in favour of susainable und low-emission urban development,
    • assurance of political support in the partner countries and consolidation of the project consortium.
  • After the preparation phase, a decision is made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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