Transformation – Urban Opportunities – Climate Change (TURBOCLIC)

“It is exciting to be part of such an experienced and long-standing working group. For over 8 years, the work of the pioneers working groups (cities and climate change and urban opportunities) has reached great impact for partners, with its capacity development/training approach. ”

We are a long-standing cross-sectoral community comprising of members from TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) and SNGA (Governance in Asia) networks. Our work mainly focuses on the topics of urban climate change and urban governance, namely – smart cities, urban resilience, net-zero cities, innovative climate financing, urban labs, localizing the global goals, capacity development, among others.

Created in 2013, pioneers have been the TUEWAS Cities and Climate Change and the SNGA Urban Opportunities working groups, who have been fruitfully cooperating since 2009. Several bilateral and regional programs are represented in the working group.

Our main goals are onboarding and networking, knowledge management and strategic conversations. We foster joint learning among programs, regional and technical exchange with national and international partners, as well as strengthening the technical and advisory capacities of GIZ staff and partner experts, and work on developing innovative products. We interact through different channels, such as virtual and face-to-face meetings, newsletters, online platforms, and innovative subject related webinars.

Issues / Topics

  • Webinar Series 2023 on several topics such as urban resilience, innovative climate financing, urban labs, localizing the SDGs
  • Development and implementation of a Training on Resilient and net-zero cities
  • Desktop study: Compilation and analysis of capacity development tools approaches within projects
  • Data, digitalization, decision making, management, public services, spatial planning
  • Community of practice, city to city and peer to peer learning

Project / Programme

  • Integrated Urban Climate Action for Low-Carbon & Resilient Cities (Urban-Act – Regional)
  • Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities II (IN)
  • Cities Combating Plastic Entering Marine Environment (IN)
  • Climate Resilient Inclusive Smart Cities (BD)
  • Livable and Inclusive Cities for All (BD)
  • Emission Reduction in Cities through Improved Waste Management (ID)

Webinar Turboclic