Prof. Dhakal delivers Keynote Speech at the 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7)’s Leaders Dialogue Plenary Session on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at Penang, Malaysia.

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Prof. Dhakal delivers a key note speech titled “Urban resilience:  Challenges and future pathways in Asia” at the 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7)’s Leaders Dialogue on Urban Resilience: Safeguarding and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs on Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

The keynote speech addressed four key questions:

• What are the current and emerging risks that cities face in the region?

• Why should we be concerned about urban resilience?

•What have been our past approaches to build urban resilience?

•What could be the future pathways to build urban resilience?

The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) was held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. Held every 4-5 years, the Forum is the largest regional gathering of urban stakeholders, engaging policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, civil society, the academia, the urban training-research community and private sector to discuss innovative solutions, identify common actions and objectives and strengthen effective partnerships to achieve sustainable urban development.

Prof Dhakal, as a Coordinating Lead Author, joins 2nd Lead Author’s Meeting of the Sixth Assessment Report (Mitigation) of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in New Delhi on Sept 29- Oct 4.

Leading the writing team of the Chapter 2 “Emissions Trends and Drivers” for IPCC sixth assessment report on mitigation, Prof. Dhakal joined 2nd Lead Authors’ meeting in New Delhi. The meeting took the stock of Zero Order Draft, received internal feedbacks and comments, and planned for the preparation of the First Order Draft to make it ready by mid-December 2019.

The meeting comprised of 200 experts from 65 countries.

Photo courtesy: IPCC