Samarinda City Completes its Climate Action Plan Development Training in Adaptation

October 17-18, 2023 | UCLG ASPAC CRIC Project just concluded the Climate Action Plan (CAP) development Training for Adaptation for Samarinda City held from October 17 to 18, 2023. This training, which follows the completion of the mitigation training in 2022, has equipped the Samarinda City Working Group (Pokja) with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and implement a comprehensive and effective CAP.

There are various key achievements and outcomes of the training, including the completion of the tagging of climate action-related programmes in alignment with the Samarinda City Strategic Plan (Renstra). This will help to ensure that the CAP is aligned with the city’s overall development goals. Another outcome is the accomplishment of city’s vulnerability analysis: identification of several urban villages with high potential impacts from climate change that need adaptive actions. This will be utilised to prioritise adaptation measures in the city’s CAP.

The training also identified three disaster urgencies in Samarinda city: flooding, landslides, and drought. Mr. Basuni from the city’s environmental agency (Dinas Lingkungan Hidup/DLH) provided input on the results of the urgency analysis, which will be verified and confirmed with the Disaster Management Agency (Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah/BPBD).

The completion of the climate action plan training for adaptation is a significant milestone in Samarinda city’s journey to becoming a more resilient city. And now the city’s working group understands their role better in implementing the CAP and in designing programmes for high-impact areas. A member of the working group, further emphasised that the working group can play a key role in implementation phase in accordance with the locations that should be prioritised, to reduce social and economic issues in those areas, and to support them to be climate resilient and inclusive.

Finally, as discussed in the training, the CAP will also highlight the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 3 on Good Health and Well-being, Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 9 on Industry, Innovation and infrastructure, Goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 13 on Climate Action, and Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Development, improvement, structuring and quality enhancement of these SDGs and its indicators are expected to increase the adaptive capacity of Samarinda City to climate change.

UCLG ASPAC Climate Resilience and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Programme funded by the EU and UCLG ASPAC, in collaboration with UNESCAP, also highlighted the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Programme on Air Pollution (RAPAP) on its website. CLICK HERE to read more.