Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) SCR Initiative Regional Consultation Workshop – SEA 22 July 2010 Anna Brown Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
RF Climate Change Resilience Initiative <ul><li>RF Climate Change Resilience Initiative is a $70 million, 5-year initiative that seeks to shape and substantiate strategies to help people cope with the climate change that is already happening and will continue to accelerate in the next decades </li></ul><ul><li>To date, the funding has focused on developing and testing approaches to build resilience in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sub-Saharan African agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian urban areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States domestic policy </li></ul></ul>
Poor and vulnerable groups Urbanization Climate change adds a new set of challenges to existing urban poverty and poor urban development <ul><li>Possess few resources to prepare and plan for impacts; </li></ul><ul><li>Have low capacity to respond to shocks and disturbances; </li></ul><ul><li>Rely heavily on the climate for livelihoods and survival; and </li></ul><ul><li>Live in areas exposed to climate extremes. </li></ul>
ACCCRN Overview Vision: “ACCCRN aims to catalyze attention, funding, and action on building climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable people by creating robust models and methodologies for assessing and addressing risk through active engagement and analysis of various cities” <ul><li>Anticipated Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building of cities </li></ul><ul><li>ACCCRN cities will have improved capacity to plan, finance, coordinate, and implement climate change resilience strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Network for knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Practical and actionable knowledge generated in the program are shared and used by a broad range of actors </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion and scaling up </li></ul><ul><li>Through funding, promotion and dissemination of resilience building models generated in the program, ACCCRN will engage with potential sources of funding and technical assistance globally </li></ul>Working in 10 cities in 4 Asian countries
ARUP TA to country/city Partners, KM &dissemination Thailand Environment Institute URDI Program level ISET City engagement and capacity building TA to country partners, and dissemination Dissemination APCO Communications India Verulem M&E TARU GEAG Mercy Corps Viet Nam Indonesia Thailand Country/City level Intellecap * Private sector engagement * Innovation Prize * Related study/ project ACCCRN Partners TA, Dissemination City-level actors City-level actors Nat’l policy actors Nat’l policy actors
Activity Timeline Phase 1 India, Indonesia, Vietnam – Designing UCCR interventions and writing proposals, completing first draft of UCCR Strategic Framework Thailand – Vulnerability assessments, sector studies selection Phase 2 Phase 4 - Phase 1 City Scoping and Selection Identify cities Phase 2 City-level engagement and capacity development Shared Learning Dialogues (SLDs), vulnerability assessments – community and climate, Sector Studies, Pilots, development of Urban Climate Change Resilience Strategic Framework and Intervention Designs Phase 3 Implementation of urban resilience projects Potentially spanning health, infrastructure, water, disaster management and preparedness, urban planning/development issues, policy incentives Phase 4 Dissemination and Replication Through networking and leveraging additional resources 2013 Phase 3 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
What is emerging from ACCCRN cities <ul><li>A process to convene diverse stakeholders to build localized understanding of urban climate change impacts and a strategy to increase resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Specific measures to urban resilience that span multiple sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure/Services </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster management and preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Urban planning/development </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul>
<ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><li>www.rockefellerfoundation.org </li></ul><ul><li>ACCCRN Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Fern Uennatornwaranggoon </li></ul>
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