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Tracking urban climate change hotspots across South Asia

Partner Community Enterprise Forum International (CEFI)

Date of submission 01/04/2009


CEFI Action pledge I

Project purpose

  • Development of a platform to exchange research-based knowledge on climate resilient cities. Collaboration between
    research communities in the developed and developing world to enrich the availability and accessibility of knowledge resources while enhancing the absorption of knowledge in regular practice by the private sector; development agencies and public policy.
  • Develop community of practice on climate resilient cities – While urban populations increase in South Asia, the urban
    bureaucracy remains isolated from the wealth of research that should inform policy making. Simultaneously the research
    community is conducting research on various aspects of climate change impact, vulnerabilities and adaptation which is not easily understood or used by the community of practice. Developing the community of practice is an effort that aims to
    enhance organised sharing of knowledge and evolve methods for its uptake by the practice community.
  • Consolidation of a methodology for developing networks and engaging stakeholders in advocating and influencing public
    policy, specifically in the “cities and climate change” domain
  • Publication of e-fortnightly on South Asia Climate Change (SACC) Review
Further information

CEFI Contact Information

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Target group Communities

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