Local Responses and Measures to COVID-19; Insights from CityNet Members

Launch of CityNet Special Publication on COVID-19

The CityNet Secretariat is glad to announce the recent launch of a Special Publication titled “Local Responses and Measures to COVID-19.” This special publication is one of many of CityNet’s outreach initiatives for its members and the global audience so they can better deal with the pandemic.

This new publication highlights successful and effective responses on COVID-19 from CityNet Members across broad aspects of local governance and city administration while also providing insights and perspectives from local authorities in Asia Pacific on the prospects for different post COVID-19 scenarios relative to sustainable urban development both at the policy and implementation level.

 

This publication was possible thanks to 10 CityNet members cities who contributed and shared their best practices and local responses to COVID-19. The ten cities featured are –

 

Best Practices and Local Responses to COVID-19 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government

 

Two Mayors from CityNet Member Cities also contributed to the publication. Makati City Mayor Abby Binay and Denpasar Mayor Rai Dharmawijaya reflect on their leadership challenge in response to the pandemic. CityNet Secretariat partner and member – Think City – offers an in-depth article on Adaptive Policy Making and the COVID-19 Crisis while the CityNet Yokohama Project Office contributed by offering insights on Business Continuity Plan.

Finally, CityNet Secretary General Vijay Jagannathan and Chief Executive Officer Geunhyeong Yim reflect as to how CityNet can turn challenges into opportunities within the context of the new normal.

To access the full publication, please click on the link below:

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The third and final session of CityNet's Climate Leadership Program (#CLP) will be taking place tomorrow (Sept. 25), at 3:00 PM KST! CLP is an online 🌐 #leadership and peer-based learning series that aims to increase the capacities of #climatechange practitioners in the #AsiaPacific. 🌏

For those who didn't manage to sign up but would still like to watch, you can watch the live stream here: youtu.be/Evt0sH8zPKo.

The speakers for tomorrow's session are as follows:

Dicky Edwin Hindarto is the Advisor for Indonesia Joint Crediting System (JCM) implementation, after four years of acting as the head of the Indonesia JCM Secretariat. Mr. Hindarto has wide experience in climate change negotiations, and has served as a lead negotiator and focal point for various climate change action and carbon market cooperations.

Qing Liu is the Carbon Market Business Manager at China Emission Exchange (CEEX) Guangzhou. In her work with CEEX Guangzhou, Ms. Liu is involved with knowledge exchanges on Guangdong carbon trading with foreign universities and practitioners in low-carbon areas.

Dr. Felicia Jiang is an Associate Researcher of Natural Resources Policy at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Dr. Jiang specializes in mining policy research and the public administration of natural resources. She has a background in resource management and technical-economic evaluation.

Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto is the Mayor of Bogor City. He is in his sixth year as Mayor and has the goal of developing Bogor as a Smart City, a Heritage City, and a Green City. Bogor has successfully increased its green spaces across the city, has been focusing on ecomobility as a priority of development. Under his leadership, Bogor City was awarded the Smart City rating by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Allendri B. Angeles is the Acting City Environment and Natural Resources Officer and the Solid Waste Management Officer of Pasig City. During his 13 years as a Solid Waste Management Officer, he has led Pasig City to receive numerous awards. Pasig City has consistently been named as one of the best at implementing local innovations on solid waste management in Metro Manila.
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