This paper is one of a series ACCCRN has commissioned as a set of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). They provide insight into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystem hazards as cities expand into their broader landscapes. The complete Thailand paper is available through this link.
It is becoming more and more obvious to urban dwellers in Vietnam, especially during the last ten years, that they are facing ever-increasing risks from the impacts of climate change. Vulnerability to climate change is not merely a matter of numbers and figures in the World Bank’s reports, but can be felt acutely in many cases by local Vietnamese people, such as in the devastation caused by intensified and out-of-season floods, droughts, and storms on people’s lives and livelihoods.
Tallulah D’Silva was born and raised in Panjim, Goa, India, but spent memorable holidays in her parents’ villages of Mashem-Canacona and Velim. As a child, she spent most of her time outdoors.
“My home was very near fields, mangroves, khazaans (unique manmade network of dykes and sluice gates where salt, fish and rice are harvested), and the beach, so they were like my backyard. I realize then how much it would influence me in my adult life!” said Tallulah remembering her childhood.
"The concept of the ‘sharing economy’ could be extended to thinking across the various types of Asian entrepreneurship and public participation." Investing in the skills of young people, start ups and the sharing economy, could be key to fostering socially inclusive economic growth in Asia, argues urban development consultant Nicholas Taylor.