Before the participants of the Regional Governments Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region, United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG Aspac) in Surabaya, Thursday, 13 September, 2018, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini conveyed the city government's efforts to address climate change. According to Risma, Surabaya municipality government, among others, built parks and urban forests. Risma admitted that every year she builds 10-20 parks at various corners of Surabaya. In addition, the city government also builds 2 urban forest locations and 10-15 sports fields. According to Risma, all of these are forms of innovation development in accordance with the global context.
“From UCLG, Europe also said that they already knew about what had been done in Surabaya. But we can't just know this, but we really have to do it to make Surabaya safe, because Surabaya is only five meters above sea level,” said Tri Rismaharini.
Meanwhile, Pablo Gandara, Manager of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Asia, said there are many targets to be realized together with the world countries to deal with climate change, including how to reduce the energy consumption in Asia by 27 percent in 2030. The United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific Congress is held from 12 to 15 September 2018. (VOI/Beny/Marno/trs Rezha/AHM)