CLC & SEAGA proudly bring you this International Forum on an issue that is challenging national and local governments all over the world with the occurrence as well as ever more frequent recurrence of natural hazards that are destroying homes and lives of people practically everywhere. Organised in response to popular demand by key members of the SEAGA network, this forum brings together scholars, policy makers, entrepreneurs and concerned citizens to debate state and society responses to climate change and its implications particularly for populations living in cities.

In its continuing mission to provide a platform for researchers on various aspects of Southeast Asia, from within or outside the region to share their research and work in geography, the humanities, social sciences and related areas, the programme of the forum will include discussion of adaptation and mitigation measures as well as governance and public policy in response to climate change. These issues are relevant to scholars and policy makers alike, so we invite teachers, educators, professionals and practitioners to join us in debating our `ground-up’ as well as policy responses to climate change. We have invited distinguished and expert speakers to share their public as well as private sector or market experiences in addressing the issues that citizens like you and I must face up to in climate change proofing our cities.

Ooi Giok Ling
President, SEAGA
Chang Chew Hung
Secretary, SEAGA