Poorest Bear Brunt of Climate Shocks in Cities

Takeaways Author: Zoe Tabary

Now, more than half of the world's population lives in cities and the number will continue to rise up. While it might increases growth, many cities are increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks and stresses, where the poor communities hit hardest. What has been working well in building inclusive resilience across Asia?


Easing the Pressure on Dhaka: Developing climate resilient and migrant-friendly secondary cities

Takeaways Author: Saleemul Huq

The second Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience was just held in Dhaka to discuss the future pathways to build urban resilience in Bangladesh. From urbanisation, population growth to climate impacts, Dhaka is now facing great challenges. What overarching issues that need to be highlighted?


UNDP-Green Climate Fund Project to Benefit Coastal Communities Vulnerable to Climate Impacts in Viet Nam

Stories from the field Author: Phan Huong Giang

Implementation of Viet Nam’s first project funded by the Green Climate Fund took a step forward today as the Inception Workshop for the “Improving resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts in Viet Nam” project was successfully completed.


Saengroaj: Resilience is a Long-term Planning Exercise Involving All Stakeholders

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda

“Bangkok is a fascinating city.” Saengroaj opened up the conversation. He was born and grew up in Thonburi, the old capital of Thailand, which is located on the western side of the current capital Bangkok. He spent most of his childhood and youth, from primary school to college, in Bangkok.


Can Governments Keep Their People Safe as Global Temperatures Rise?

Takeaways Author: Alex Whiting

While we are working to keep global temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the progress on meeting climate "adaptation" goal is still difficult to assess. As one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, Bangladesh began early helping its people adapt to rising seas and increasing floods and storms. About seven years ago the government set up a climate fund, and deposited $100 million a year.


Shifting to the New Approaches in Building Climate Resilience

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda

This month, Jorge Carrillo Rodriguez an independent researcher and former member of United Nations who has more than 30 years of experience in social development and poverty reduction shared his view about the potential for new governance arrangements for effective urban climate change resilience.


Catalyzing Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to Manage Flood

Stories from the field Author: Anggieta Dwi S., Farraz Theda

Despite infrastructure development through normalized flood canal, improved drainage system and built Jatibarang reservoir that has been done by Semarang's government, the city continues to be at a great risk of flooding because of climate change and urbanisation. Zurich Flood Resilience Program improved the capacity of the communities who live in flood prone areas.


What to Look Forward to in COP23

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

I have just arrived in Bonn, Germany to attend the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held here for the next two weeks. The annual COP takes place in November or December each year and is hosted by a country in a different continent each time.