RCAP2015

14:00 - 15:30 Opening Plenary

The first plenary of the event will begin with the inauguration of the Congress and will welcome all participants. Keynote addresses will be followed by a panel discussionand a succinct summary of the congress program. 

Congress Opening

Chair: Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Welcome 

  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paripatra, Governor of Bangkok 

Keynote Addresses by:

  • Datuk Seri Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron, Chief Minister, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Shun-ichi Murata, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNESCAP (tbc)

Panel Discussion

Facilitator: Ashvin Dayal, Associate Vice-President & Managing Director, Asia, Rockefeller Foundation

  • Supachai Tantikom, Advisor to the Governor of Bangkok
  • Rolf Alter, Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD (tbc)
  • Olaf Handloegten, Head of Management Unit, Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management, GIZ 
  • Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director, UNEP ROAP (tbc)


16:00 - 17:45 Resilience in the Asia-Pacific Region Plenary

The second Plenary of the Congress to be convened under the auspices of the World Mayors’ Council on Climate Change will bring together local political leaders to discuss their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for urban resilience building. It will also comprise of a session on ICLEI’s experience in climate resilience in the Asia-Pacific region, the various issues faced by cities, and some of the remarkable initiatives taken. 

World Mayors’ Council on Climate Change Panel Discussion 

Facilitator: Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat; Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 

Video message from Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor, Bonn, Germany; Vice Chair, WMCCC

  • Vice Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea (tbc)
  • Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor, Thimphu City, Bhutan
  • M.R. Sukhumband Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok, Thailand
  • Herbert Bautista, Mayor, Quezon City, Philippines (tbc)
  • H. Bima Arya, Mayor, Bogor, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Sean O'Donoghue, Manager: Climate Protection Branch - Representing the Mayor of eThekwini Municipality/Durban, South Africa


ICLEI’s Experience in Climate Resilience
ICLEI-ACCCRN Process (IAP) Workbook Launch
Building urban climate change resilience - A toolkit for local governments

Introduction: Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 

  • Initiatives in South Asia
    Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat; Deputy Secretary General,
    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 
  • Initiatives in Southeast Asia
    Vic Aquitania, Regional Director, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat
  • Initiatives in Korea
    Yeonhee Park, Director ICLEI Korea
  • Initiatives in Japan
    Michie Kishigami, Director, ICLEI Japan
  • Initiatives in the Pacific
    Martin Brennan, Regional Director, ICLEI Oceania Secretariat

  • Initiatives in Taiwan
    Speaker tbc


18:30 - Welcome Reception hosted by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration