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Climate Resilient Cities


10/21 - 10/26


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(Philippines): .The Philippines is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to the negative impacts of climate change. It was ranked as the ninth most at-risk country in the 2020 World Risk Index. In addition to vulnerability to shocks and stresses, the Philippines is one of the fastest urbanizing countries in the East Asia and Pacific Region. In 2017, the World Bank projects that by 2050, around 102 million, or greater than 65 percent of the country's total population will be residing in cities..With earmarked Adaptation and SL funds, the Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) activity will advance climate resilience by strengthening the adaptive capacity of select coastal cities in the country to adapt to, mitigate, and manage the impacts of climate change and disasters. Urban areas are vulnerable to climate change due to the increasing population that are exposed to climate impacts such as increased frequency of extreme weather events, sea level rise, rising temperature, and extreme rainfall. CRC will: enhance the capacity of cities to understand, use, and communicate climate data, including vulnerability and risk data which can be mainstreamed in urban planning and management; improve capacity of cities to access and manage climate financing to support local climate adaptation actions; and enable cities to implement or upscale innovative measures to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage the environment. CRC will contribute to reducing GhG emissions by advancing natural climate solutions such as sustainable land management, improved land use planning, and reforestation. CRC will engage both national and city governments, non-government organizations, the private sector, and the academia to improve the collective management of the growth and development in selected areas. The activity aims to contribute to reducing climate vulnerability and recurrent need for humanitarian assistance, and create momentum and progress towards a zero-carbon, climate-resilient future