Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)

  • Nine year (2008-2016), US$60m programme aimed at building climate change resilience in over 20 small to medium sized Asian cities.
  • Focus on cities facing climate change risk, rapid urbanisation and poverty.
  • Our work aims to catalyse action within cities and influence short and long term decision making.

Arup International Development has helped shape and implement this major multi-country initiative, from the beginning.

Working in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, we have helped create the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). A network which spans India, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Philippines  and Indonesia, ACCCRN is working in over 20 cities to generate practical examples of how cities in fast urbanising, low and middle income countries, can build urban resilience to the various impacts of climate change. Ultimately, this initiative will help catalyse action within cities to build climate change resilience, and influence funding streams towards this agenda.

Our full range of services is being drawn upon to shape and deliver ACCCRN. We are identifying strategies, models and actions for assessing and addressing risk that will collectively improve the ability of the cities to withstand, to prepare for, and to recover from the projected impacts of climate change. Ultimately, this initiative will help catalyse action within cities to build climate change resilience, and influence funding streams towards this agenda.

We are collaborating with a range of international and locally based partners on the ACCCRN programme. These include International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Mercy Corps, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Verulam, TARU, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition.

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