The combination of unprecedented urban growth and climate vulnerability poses significant challenges on China's sustainable development. At current stage, the MEE and the MoHURD are planning for the 2nd round of the pilot city scheme, which initiated from the Cities Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in 2017. The CRR project will offer technical support to these two ministries.
The CRR project aims to enhance climate resilience of China’s urban centers and their rural surroundings in order to reduce human and economic losses. The project will empower local pilot cities with an ICRM approach to identify climate hazards, exposures, and vulnerabilities. Based on the risk analysis, the Chinese government can analyze occurrence probability, frequency, and severity due to climate change; localize asset geographic locations and values; and quantify the economic losses. Incorporating comprehensive socioeconomic impacts, local governments are enabled to apply climate adaptive, risk-informed measures to protect assets, businesses, and individuals.