Climate-compatible, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

3 – 12 December 2017 — In order to implement the sustainable goals within the Future Saudi Cities Programme, the Climate Change Planning Unit (CCPU) in collaboration with Capacity Development Unit (CDU) organized a foundational training course on “Climate-compatible and Resilient Cities”, to take place 3-12 December 2017 in Riyadh, RSA.  The course was intended for 15-20 Municipal professionals, MOMRA and General Authority of Meteorology, Environmental Protection’s national staff as well as staff of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources  and Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and universities. The course was structured in modules focused on different topics: climate change and impacts on cities, low carbon development, adaptation and resilience strategies, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, and urban environment. Each module includes a theoretical and practical session in which the learned principles and theories will be applied to case studies.



Concept Note

Pre-Training Information

Day 1 - Introduction and Climate Change:

Agenda Inauguration

Welcoming Remarks

Overview – Introduction

KSA-INDCs Arabic

KSA-INDCs English

Module 1 – Theory and Concepts on CC – Final

Addressing Climate Change in National Urban Policy

Addressing Urban Issues in National Climate Change Policies

Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement

Exercise Day 1

Climate Action Plan – London

Climate Action Plan – Los Angeles

Module 2 – The Practice Of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Cities

Day 2 – City Climate Action Planning:

Module 3 – Planning for Climate Change

Group Exercise – Planning for climate change in Riyadh

Day 3 – Urban Resilience:

Future Saudi Cities Programme

City Resilience Profiling Tool – Engagement Steps for Cities

UN-Habitat’s Urban Resilience Work – Introduction

Trends in Urban Resilience 2017

Day 4 – Resilience:

Barcelona Resilience Model – Preliminary Profile

Day 5 – Urban Environment:

Presentation: Urban Environment

Operational Guidance for Life Cycle Assessment Studies of the Energy Efficient Buildings Initiative


Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking

Integrating LCA with Green Building and Product Rating System: A North American Perspective.pdf

The Importance of Integrating LCA into the LEED Rating System

Addressing the Economics of Waste

EeBGuide – Operational Guidance for Life Cycle Assessment Studies of the Energy Efficient Buildings Initiative

E-Waste Management in the Arab Region: Status and Opportunities

Going Green – A Handbook of Sustainable Housing Practices in Developing Countries

Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Green Building Certification in South Korea

Green Buildings – Interventions for Social Housing

ILCD Handbook: General Guide for Life Cycle Assessment – Detailed Guidance

Green Building Rating Tools in India

Life Cycle Assessment in the Framework of the Next Generation Estonian Building Standard

Manual of Arriyadh Plants

Solid Waste Management in the World’s Cities

The Economic Value of Mangroves: A Meta-Analysis

Urban Sustainability Issues – Enabling Resource-Efficient Cities

Urban Sustainability Issues – Resource-Efficient Cities: Good Practice

Urban Sustainability Issues – What is a Resource-Efficient City?

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

Day 6-8 – Masdar – Urban Planning and Design Workshop:

Energy Efficiency at Masdar City