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Strategies to Climate Proof East Asian Cities

A launch event on the Climate Resilient Cities Primer
Location:   International Monetary Fund, Room HQ1 B 702
Begins:   Oct 11, 2008 14:00
Ends:   Oct 11, 2008 15:00

A new guide designed to help policymakers and city managers make East Asian cities more resilient to climate change and strengthen disaster risk management—Climate Resilient Cities presents strategies for cities to prioritize investments and actions based on a city-specific risk profile and critical  information base. Examples from 20 Asian and international cities using sound mitigation and adaptation practices provide practical lessons of experience for global application. This event is open to the public and the media.

Among the speakers and panelists are:

  • Jejomar Binay, Mayor of Makati City, Philippines
  • Songchai Wongvacharadamrong, Mayor of Tungsong, Thailand
  • Hiroto Arakawa, Senior Special Advisor, JICA, Japan
  • Robin Davies, Assistant Director-General, Sustainable Development, AUSAID, Australia 

The event will be chaired by Jim Adams, World Bank Vice President, East Asia Pacific

This event is co-sponsored by GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery) and East Asia Pacific Urban Development Unit

Date and Time: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 2-3 pm
Venue: International Monetary Fund, Room HQ1 B 702

Agenda  is attached (251kb pdf). For more information, please send an email to

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