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Urban Conservation Emergency Evacuation Plan (UCEEP)
Organisation : Climate Change Centre Reading , United Kingdom

Safeguarding, turning open space into public place. I’m an Urban Resilience Organiser and change agent interested in good urban governance in relation to urban DISASTER ADAPTATION - Climate Action solutions to Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership, "Making Cities Resilient" to achieve the global goals. Well-designed urban growth, in e.g. urban regeneration and disaster risk management adaption with Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Planning is a safe way forward. How to identify and close response recovery gaps in urban resilience to reduce inequality and how to build better from start.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Context

For planners and policy makers alert the importance for vulnerable citizens of having an Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Plan policy in place for the outcome of the New Urban Agenda, proven realistic in an actual emergency, a man-made hazard which is related to our changing climate. How can we ensure necessary planning documentation is up-to-date?

In Action

Considering the general policies of the national government a first draft UCEEP to compliment the 2030 agenda, for urban settlement equipped with detailed evacuation plans for facilitating and handling a climate crisis as seen in every continent on the planet.” On the work of Climate Action with governments and stakeholders; Non-state actors, Multi-actors governance and Multi-stakeholders platforms; What role can regionals play to bridge the national implementation with the global guiding principles and framework in place? How can nations synergize efforts to protect and offer urban preparedness to hazardous zones and at what level?

United Nations expressed in report the urgency of implementation of the SDGs together with the New Urban Agenda. To embed an Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Plan (UCEEP) policy in place on the international agenda is a transformative change in urban risk-behaviour. - First, give evidence that risk assessment in every action will support mitigation efforts and further generate understanding and positive impact of carbon and methane reductions to help increase the ambition of states Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020.

Climate Action CO2lutions to Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership "Making Cities Resilient" to achieve the goals. Well-designed urban growth, in e.g. urban regeneration and disaster risk management adaption with Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Planning is a way forward; We need an operative Climate Action Agenda Foster implementation - Citizens integration in practice Hi policy level endorsement Monitoring minimal criteria Identify capacity overlaps for implementation - pressure points Green force new sectors Attention to biology and ecology knowledge / Millennials Ecoimplementeurs? Great big product moving in on direction Data visibility Learning from taking stock

Results

Pre-2020 implementation and ambition at COP25
Leadership within hazards from our changing climate, human-made disasters and advocacy with CCCRdg aims to create a multilateral partnership between the Reading area and the active stakeholders working it. Our mission is for Reading stakeholders and non-state actors to join forces to reduce its emissions and other environmental risk-impacts of we who live and work in the area, within its own financial constraints, but the common goal is a clear focus to reduce climate risk-impact, and not by 2050… ASAP!

Urban growth requires green place, public space is essential to sustain urban growth. Due to time scale adaptation measures is a quicker to show results. Atrocities with informal settlement and hazards, fast growing issues that require general considerations and quick solutions. Adaptation is a strong migration case within urban climate action. Focus on Decentralization and Strengthening of Local Authorities can speed up adaptation measures. The UCEEP concept need to be established firmly in local government, political will and funding/financing.

 

Impact

This city innovation was realised when it was clear that safeguarding, protection and shelter has overall the highest command in any emergency in relation to mass activities -> Climate Action response risk assessing urban resilience will by far have the most efficient adaptation/mitigation impact.

The UCEEP has as concept already been recognised and acknowledge by several global organisation, leaders, scientists, politicians and the global climate and disaster community, the SDGs etc. Now, this year is a Momentum where I need Momentum for change support for UCEEP standard.

Poor urban planning and short long-term environment decisions are already affecting the global health. They will continue to will lead to more human suffering if nothing is changed in plan they will bring higher costs to the near future.

Since cities are ahead of states constantly and transitioning new urban networks forming, the conversation plays a bigger role in bringing all the stakeholders together.

The Ecopreneurs for the climate network to represent climate organisers in Reading.

Looking at this globally, you might save $$$ in any other cases, the point really is that investing…

Investing in resilience always pays. Mobilise finance for skills enhancement, technology transfer and demonstrations to put in place the tools needed for early warning, preparedness, risk-informed development planning and better use of natural resources for sustainable energy practices.

Challenges and lessons learned

Cross-boundary solutions. Involve implementers in city framework processes. Municipality programs to engage civil society Adaptation measures with climate data tools --> Lead points Identify gaps --> More use of pressure points Losses from climate change - Balance risks and opportunities (loss turned into competitive advantage) --> Financing within Supply Chain - Human Rights - Civil Society - Vulnerability Bring stakeholder to the center to feel participation, subject to participation. Map stakeholders (Champions) out, divide in groups - "feedback to committees" - structure + agenda Can monitoring indicators alone identify urban hazards and exercise disaster relief law of public response?

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Contact

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
European Secretariat

Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 0
Fax: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 19

E-mail: info@sustainablecities.eu
Website: www.sustainablecities.eu

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