ACCCRN, the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (www.acccrn.org) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, adopts the learning, models, approaches and best practices developed across 10 pilot cities in Asia and supplements these with other tested approaches to develop a tool to help cities develop Climate Resilience Strategy Plans.
The project is supporting the development of a toolkit – the ICLEI ACCCRN Process – that can be adopted by cities to formulate local climate change resilience strategies, without the need for much external support.
The ICLEI ACCCRN Process has been designed in a step-by-step format, divided into 6 phases. A city with very little previous experience in climate change planning is advised to follow this sequence. However other cities that have already completed some studies or analysis may wish to select parts of the process only. The process is also designed to be a continuous cycle of review and refinement, rather than a closed cycle.
The toolkit has been developed by ICLEI South Asia and Oceania offices and draws on the experience from the original ten ACCCRN cities, combined with elements of existing ICLEI approaches. The toolkit was then tested in three Indian cities – Shimla, Bhubaneswar, and Mysore – and subsequently used in a range of cities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.
For more information on ACCCRN, visit the project website.