Workshops for local government staff, schools, and citizens will be held to introduce and replicate useful know-how and experience in order to address various urban and environmental issues introduced at the Expert Group Meetings.
The 2nd K-CAP Expert Group Meeting introduced to Asia Pacific cities various energy-related technologies. Among those the "MIRACOOL" Heat Insulating Coating, which was of particular interest for the representatives of Sorsogon City that wanted to test the effects in their city.
Sorsogon, located at the southern tip of Luzon in the Philippines, is a city at a high risk to tropical cyclones, storm surges, extreme rain and flooding, rising sea levels and volcanic activity. In response to these conditions, the City joined as one of the pilot cities for UN-HABITAT's CCCI (Cities and Climate Change Initiative) in 2009, and since have conducted vulnerability and adaptation assessments, developed capacities and raised awareness of the city government, its people and children to build community resilience and reduce city vulnerability to the consequences of climate change while seeking low carbon and sustainable measures and lifestyles.