Blogs Label: Stories from the field

The Great Flood of 2018, Kerala

Stories from the field Author: Sarath Kt

As the 24/7 relief camps struggle to keep up with provisions demand and reels under lack of infrastructure, the spirit of the people of Kerala has not diminished even after the devastating floods obliterated the environment and the economy of the state of Kerala.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Kerala, known globally as ‘God’s own Country’ is home to over 30 million people. The state once hailed for the beautiful backwaters, forests, and distinctive culture is now besieged under the natural calamity.


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.


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.


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