GCF financing accelerates Pakistan’s efforts to reach goals outlined in Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Stories from the field Author: Kate Jean Smith

The Government of Pakistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new US$37 million project that will benefit more than 30 million people with scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and the creation of new protective infrastructure.


Engaging Housing Developers to Apply Better Storm Water Management as an Effort to Build Flood Resilience

Stories from the field Author: Dwirahmi Suryandari, Nyoman Prayoga

Flood resilience within the Garang Watershed in Central Java has at the least involved two main regions which are Semarang Regency and Semarang City. Semarang Regency, which is located in the upstream area, is ecologically important in terms of flood management that could affect the mid- and downstream area. Therefore, it is important to maintain the quality of the ecosystem and its services that contribute to flood prevention such as the storm water management.


The Utilization of Information and Communication Technology for Development Purpose and Building Resilience

Takeaways Author: Nyoman Prayoga

Innovation of information and communication technology (ICT) has played a big role in development globally, including in Indonesia. Nowadays, people can easily use their mobile phones to access numerous applications that are available on the internet. Over the past years, the utilization of ICT development has explored the capacity to use community-based generated data for planning and decision-making processes in various sectors such as mobility, disaster, public facilities, socio-economic matters, etc.


New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Agriculture into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has a population of roughly 1.75 billion people, 25% of whom fall below the international poverty line, and 70% live in rural areas of whom the majority, especially women, rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Despite being predominantly agrarian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are net importers of food. Climate change adds further stress to this highly challenging socio-economic situation.


Hari Krishnaa devoting himself to make up for past development mistakes

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Hari Krishnaa Nibanupudi

Hari Krishnaa has worked in the field of climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction for over 15 years. He has helped various organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Oxfam, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and many others to both plan and implement climate and disaster resilience programs in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. What has motivated him to work on this field? And what are his biggest takeaways so far? Read our interview with him.


New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has 23.7% of the global population but only 4.6% of the world’s renewable water sources. Countries in the region already face considerable water management challenges due to high population density, poverty, and a high dependence on agriculture as a source of livelihood. Water resources in South Asia are overexploited and depleting fast, and climate change will only exacerbate existing problems through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.


A Resilient Housing Credit Scheme Commenced in Dong Ha City

Stories from the field Author: Anh Tho Nguyen

On March 28, 2018, stakeholders in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province gather at the Meeting Hall of the City Fatherland’s Front to kick start a project to replicate the climate change resilient housing model previously implemented in Da Nang City to Dong Ha City. The workshop was intended to be a replication of ACCCRN which aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable wards through the establishment of a revolving loan system for constructing new flood and storm resistant homes.


Listening to women's voices in Vietnam's energy debate

Stories from the field Author: Rina Chandran

Vietnamese activist Khanh Nguy Thi knew early on that depending on coal to meet the country's growing demand for energy would be a disaster for its people and the environment. "Energy is important for economic development, and it also has a huge impact on the environment and the people. But there was very little involvement of the civil society in the government's energy plans," said Khanh.