The BCRUPD Project
Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) is a capacity building project funded by the German government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI), and is being implemented by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Climate Change Commission (CCC), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).
In support of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (I/NDC), it will enhance national and subnational government capacities to guide and manage urban growth and green recovery with resilience principles and practices.
The project will supplement existing planning guidelines and develop knowledge through policy inputs, capacity development, and demonstration activities. Demonstration of innovative approaches in five cities with different ecosystems will showcase contextualized processes and schemes to build urban resilience considering balanced economic and ecological sustainability.
and the Cities
Level of urbanisation in the Philippines grew from 45.3% in 2010 to 51.2% in 2015.
– Philippine Statistics Authority, March 2019
Cities generate 70% of global carbon emissions and consume two-thirds of the world’s energy.
– World Cities Report 2020: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization
In the Asia Pacific region, around 742 million urban dwellers are facing high or extreme multiple hazards; this number could reach nearly 1 billion by 2030. Climate change will intensify the urban heat island effect.
– UN-Habitat and UN ESCAP, 2018 (Climate Change and National Urban Policies In Asia And The Pacific)
The Philippines ranks 4th among countries most affected by extreme weather events from 2000 to 2019.
– Global Climate Risk Index, 2021
Strategizing for Urban Climate Resilience
Support the Philippine government to improve policies, regulations, and capacities for climate change adaptation by promoting climateresponsive sustainable urban development plans and designs.
Partner with UN-Habitat
UN-Habitat Philippines hopes to create socially and environmentally sustainable cities, provinces, villages and barangays in the Philippines, and welcomes partnerships with government, international agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector.