Climate Cooperation China
On behalf of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Launch of the Climate Risk and Resilience Project

Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), the CRR Project is a developpp project in cooperation with the private partner Swiss Re. The project aims to enhance the climate resilience of China’s urban centers and their rural surroundings in order to reduce human and economic losses. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) gives political guidance to the project.

The CRR Project has successfully launched in January 2020. The project engages in empowering local pilot cities with an Integrated Climate Risk Management (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 assets’ geographic locations and values; and quantify the economic losses. By incorporating comprehensive socioeconomic impacts in the analysis, local governments are able to apply climate adaptive, risk-informed measures for selected city areas and their rural surroundings to protect assets, businesses, and individuals.

In addition to providing technical support to selected pilot cities, the project also helps strengthen capacity building at MEE and related stakeholders on comprehensive climate risk management and experience sharing on best practices of adaptation measures worldwide. Moreover, the Project will enable peer learning and knowledge sharing between Chinese experts and other Asian countries.

Due to the COVID 19 epidemic, the Project currently focuses on desk research and case studies. The Project has worked out a series of best practices for climate adaptation, including Beijing, Xiamen, Changde, Ningbo, Rotterdam, Berlin, Hull and other cities. For detailed information, please see the publication section where we listed the published case studies.

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