Invitation to TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2018: Integrating climate issues into local policies: Experiences from Thailand and Bangladesh

22 January 2018

Invitation to Webinar: Integrating climate issues into local policies:
Experiences from Thailand and Bangladesh
30th January 2018, 10:00 –11:00 Central European Time (9:00 – 10:00 UTC)

Dear Colleagues, 

We kindly invite you to the first webinar of the TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2018. As a cross-sectoral group, we are working on the topics of localizing international agendas, inclusive cities, urban governance, resilient and low carbon development, capacity development methodologies, among others.

The webinar series, which started in 2015, aims at exchanging experiences and good practices among our members as well as other interested colleagues, collaborators / partners from the development community. This webinar will be about experiences from Thailand and Bangladesh in integrating climate issues into local policies


  • Welcome and Moderation: Ms. Vaishali Nandan, Senior Advisor and Joint Speaker of TUrbOCliC
  • Vertical integration of National Climate Change Policy, experiences from Thailand – Ms. Chutima Jongpakdee, Project Manager, Support to the Development and Implementation of the Thai Climate Change Policy Project
  • Integration of the national plan and the local development plan with focus on climate change: Experiences and Lesson learnt from Bangladesh – Mr. Hamidul Islam Chowdhuy, Team Leader, Resilience and Inclusive Urban Development Project and ​Mr.  Mohammad Ishtiuq Hossain, Advisor with the ​Adaptation to Climate change into the national and local development planning
  • Interactive discussion with audience


There is a strong recognition of the importance in aligning the efforts of all national and subnational governance levels (municipal, regions, districts, provinces) in order to achieve an effective implementation of climate actions, especially for mitigation, but also for adaptation measures. National climate policies need to strongly include subnational levels with concrete implementation measures and provide financial and capacity development frameworks. In Asia, there are several ambitious climate initiatives of subnational levels (especially local governments), but yet a systematic vertical integration is a challenging process. Also in some cases, it is necessary to first start mainstreaming climate change issues into the existing plans and processes. Some of the available good practices and examples on climate policy design and implementation from Bangladesh and Thailand will be presented and discussed, focusing on the overall approaches, lessons learnt, challenges and opportunities.

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We are looking forward to exchanging with you soon! Feel free to distribute this invitation within your network, thanks!

Yours sincerely,
Ms. Eva Ringhof and Ms. Vaishali Nandan,
TUrbOCliC Working Group Joint Speakers
Ms. Luciana Maia
TUrbOCliC Consultant