26 - 27 FEBRUARY 2024 | KUALA LUMPUR
The Centre for Governance and Political Studies will host a two-day workshop in February, 26-27, 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, focusing on urban climate change resilience. This workshop aims to address local climate change challenges, particularly those impacting communities within the city. It will also serve as a follow up to the recent COP28 summit, incorporating discussions from the summit alongside a localized perspective relevant to Malaysia’s unique issues.
Kuala Lumpur, a cherished Malaysian city, faces a substantial challenge in urban climate change resilience (UCCR), as evidenced by recent flash floods that have revealed the city’s vulnerability. This concern is not exclusive to Kuala Lumpur, as it impacts several areas across Malaysia grappling with flooding issues. It is crucial to establish robust UCCR measures in Malaysia to address climate change effects and reduce their impact.
What is Urban Climate Change Resilience?
Urban Climate Change Resilience, is the combination of two concepts: Climate change and urban resilience.
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, but since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels (like coal, oil and gas), which produces heat-trapping gases.
Urban resilience can be defined as the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow, regardless of the kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.
The goal of UCCR is to create cities that are better equipped to withstand the challenges posed by a changing climate, ensuring the well-being of the population, the functioning of critical infrastructure, and the preservation of the city’s institutional systems. UCCR aims to strike a balance between climate resilience as well as sustainable urban development.
KLUCCR Workshop 2024 Schedule
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2024
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WHO CAN JOIN?
The Urban Climate Change Resilience Workshop 2024 invites participants from diverse backgrounds, including those from the government sectocivil societies, and academia to make a difference in climate change policy. This workshop offers a unique platform for individuals committed to fostering urban resilience in the face of climate challenges. Government officials and policymakers will find valuable insights to enhance their strategies, while representatives from civil society can contribute to community-driven solutions. Academicians, will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with other experts in the field, and showcase their innovative ideas.
Together, participants will collaboratively explore and shape effective approaches to building urban climate resilience, fostering a dynamic and inclusive environment for knowledge exchange and actionable outcomes.
“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.”
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