The objectives of the survey of Asian cities are to determine:
- The status of climate change and other relevant plans for Asian cities and their focus on climate change adaptation versus mitigation.
- Where demand for climate change related infrastructure projects exists based on these plans.
- The role of development agencies and other development partners in prioritizing, planning and investing in urban infrastructure.
The study consisted of surveying the existence of climate change plans for 894 Asian cities and their countries, including a more detailed analysis of other relevant plans for 139 cities. To put these results in a broader perspective, this survey was supplemented with a review of selected other websites and publications and an analysis of priorities of international financial institutions (IFIs) and selected other development partners.