Denpasar, 24-25 May 2022 | GCoM National Training Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation, funded by the European Union, has been successfully conducted in Denpasar City, 24-25 May 2022. This workshop completed the series of GCoM Asia Project Workshop on Climate Change which previously has been successfully held in Yogyakarta with the themed Climate Change Mitigation.
Co-hosted by Denpasar City, and organised by GCoM Asia Project and UCLG ASPAC as the host of GCoM SEA Secretariat, the event was started with a Balinese cultural performance and opened by the Mayor of Denpasar I Gusti Ngurah Jaya Negara.
In the workshop, the Secretary-General of UCLG ASPAC, Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, delivered welcoming remarks followed by the representative of the European Union Delegation for Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam Henriette Faergemann.
The workshop invited 21 representatives from the Development Planning Agency and Office of Environment from 21 selected cities across Indonesia as training workshop participants. The event provided local government representatives to discuss with speakers from the national government, such as from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Development Planning Agency, as well as GCoM SEA’s technical partner Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pacific (CCROM-SEAP).
The participants also received the opportunity to virtually discuss best practices on climate change adaptation with Mercociudades and to learn deeper about climate finance from Climate City Gap Fund, Transformative Action Program (TAP) by ICLEI, and the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB).
The representatives of Indonesian cities actively participated in fruitful discussions, shared their best practices, and discussed problems and solutions in dealing with the adaptation of climate change. Besides, the training workshop was also completed with a study visit to some climate mitigation and adaptation projects in Denpasar City: Tukad Badung, Tukad Bindu, Tukad Rarangan, and Subak Teba Majelangu.
Some cities have decided to be the GCoM signatories and are committed to fighting against climate change together with the GCoM.
We, cities and GCoM, will always continue to work and assist the city in fighting against climate change!
Written by: Mohammad Ridwan
Reviewed by: Rona Ikram Putri