Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience. As climate change gets more obvious, extreme weather and disasters are posing big threats on citizens’ well-being and national stability. China covers 7% of the world’s landmass but suffers one-third of all recorded earthquakes. And due to its complex and diverse climate patterns, the country is also annually affected by floods, forest fires, landslides and typhoons. To enhance urban resilience and avoid annual disaster losses caused by extreme weather, the Chinese government issued the “Urban Climate Change Action Plan” in 2016, and announced the first group of Climate Adaptive Pilot Cities in the country, encouraging local governments to formulate adaptation action plans including vulnerability and impact assessment, international cooperation, and substantially increase capacity in adapting to the changing environment. ICLEI East Asia and UNDRR are working closely to support local governments in China to address disaster risks at the local level, and to implement urban resilience objectives. The training series is designed to empower the public, private-public and civil society stakeholders to assess and address risks, ensure all public and private investments are risk-informed, and assure that early intervention in Chinese cities are directed to development in the long term.