The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) is a multi-disciplinary and international collaborative partnership, combining the science of interpreting climate change’s uncertainties, risks, and impacts with social science analysis from geography, anthropology, and planning. It addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia to enhance resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being.

The Partnership is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Latest Partnership News

2nd International Conference – “Our Climate – Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge”

  • September 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019
  • Berlin, Germany

The Helmholtz Climate Initiative Regional Climate Change (REKLIM) is inviting researchers to submit papers to the 2nd International Conference "Our Climate - Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge“ to be held on September 23-25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.  The conference aims to provide a forum where scientists from around the globe can present…


Attend The Economist’s Climate Risk Asia Week at special UCRSEA rate

Climate change will continue to reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing and supply chains. The Economist's Climate Risk Asia Week will bring together policymakers, business leaders, investors, insurers and scientists to discuss how organisations can measure, manage and mitigate the threat from climate change. Add your name to the impressive…


NEW PUBLICATION: Asia’s Changing Cities: Water, Climate and Power in the Transformation of Urban Spaces

UCRSEA Co-Director, Dr. Amrita Daniere former UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Vanessa Lamb have recently published the introduction to a special issue of the International Development Planning Review that brings together research from across diverse Asian cities to reveal how water is foundational to the city. Articles in this issue examine the central paradigms of ‘water and…


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