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Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI)

UN-Habitat, through its Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) supports local governments to more readily respond to the climatic threats faced by cities and their populations (building Climate Resilience). It further aims to take steps in reducing cities’ climate footprint (Climate Change Mitigation).

CCCI is now globally active in 40 cities. UN-Habitat provides support in the development of climate change vulnerability assessments and climate change action plans. In some countries CCCI supports policy processes: urban and local government concerns are integrated in climate change policies and urban policies need to recognize climate change

A number of tools in support of local action have been developed. Capacity development programmes in partnership with local government training institutes and universities are underway.

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Cities and Climate Change Initiative Brochure

Cities and Climate Change Initiative (2019)

Cities and Climate Change Initiative (2019) (PDF 984KB)

CCCI in the Asia-Pacific Region

In the Asia-Pacific Region, CCCI continues to expand, now supporting 30 cities. A regional strategy supports the further expansion. The regional programme brings local partners together to jointly learn and share experiences on themes such vulnerability assessments and planning for climate change, urban ecosystem based adaptation, climate change and multilevel governance.

Related Links/Publications


Sustainable Cities Programme – Local Agenda 21 – Asia Regional Meeting (Manila, Philippines; 25-28 August 2008) (PDF 14.3MB)


Cities on Climate Change Initiative – Creating Climate Change Champions for STEWARDS: Meeting Report (Los Baños, Philippines; 8-11 March 2010) (PDF 4.3MB)

CCCI in the Asia Pacific Region (September 2010) (PDF 1.9MB)

Asia-Pacific Regional Partners Meeting (Changwon, Republic of Korea; 15-17 September 2010) (PDF 311KB)


Cities and Climate Change Regional Strategy for Asia Pacific (February 2011) (PDF 477KB)

The First Sub-Regional Workshop of CCCI Pacific Demonstration Cities (Suva, Fiji; 1-3 June 2011)


Rising Urban Poverty and Inequality Hindering Asian Cities Ability to Tackle Climate Change (Bangkok, Thailand; 29 October 2012)

Expert Group Meeting on Climate Change Assessment, Planning and Management Methodologies (Hongcheon, Republic of Korea; 31 October – 2 November 2012) (PDF 479KB)

Pacific Islands: UN-Habitat's Cities and Climate Change Initiative concluded a Pacific Partners Workshop (Suva, Fiji; 21-23 November 2012)

Climate Change and Pro-Poor Urban Governance Capacity Development Workshop: Promoting Sustainable Human Development in Asian Cities (Bangkok, Thailand; 28 November 2012) (PDF 799KB)


Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Pacific (January, 2015) (PDF 557KB)

Country Activities

UN-Habitat has been involved in a large number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, working with their governments to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.

Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka

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