Green & Resilient City Development

Green And Resilient City Development

Most cities in Asia have grown organically throughout the centuries. While new district developments are able to implement some Green City features, it remains that many older cities in Asia may not be fitted so easily with systems that promote Green & Resilient City.

A Green City can be measured in many ways, such as Environmental Impact per Person, Green Spaces vs Built Environment, Adoption of Recycling, Public vs Private Transport use, and many more. Therefore it is important
that creating a Green and Resilient City takes a concerted effort from all inhabitants, from communities to businesses and local authorities and central government. It also involves changes in many policies governing city planning, building design, resource management, transport and safety, environmental impact and more.

The biggest threats to Green and Resilient Cities are lack of awareness of its inhabitants and the adverse effects of climate change, both of which can be mitigated with knowledge and practice based programs implemented at all levels of the community and industry.

Our Goals & Targets

To make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, GGAF is responding to 10 Sustainable Development Goals in relation to Green and Resilient City Development, focusing on the following areas.

To make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

By 2030, develop a registry of city authorities and communities that have participated in knowledge sessions on implementing Green City Policies & Plans, in line with the Send ai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030, focusing on holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

Promote Integration of climate change measures into national policies , strategies and planning Promote quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention , reduction, recycling and reuse

By 2030 , increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

By 2030 , devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products