Blogs Label: Takeaways

What’s Next After COP 23?

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda

After COP 23 concluded last month, how should national and sub-national government move forward to achieve ambitious goal on the Paris Agreement? During the 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, various UN agencies discussed the role of local and sub-national governments in the implementation of the National Determined Contribution (NDC).


Watershed Management, Why the Trans-boundary Governance is Crucial?

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda, Denia Syam

By 2050, the United Nations predicts 64% of Asia’s population will live in urban settings. With growing population and rapid urban growth, most Asian countries are now facing the consequences of the unplanned urbanization, where open green spaces and wetlands are now covered in cityscapes. Therefore, heavy rain has nowhere to go, and floods are continuing become a major challenge for the countries in the region.


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?


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