According to Article 6 of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries are supposed to ensure awareness, education and capacity building to tackle climate change with the developed countries while also support these efforts in the developing countries. It challenges the prevailing paradigm under which nearly a billion dollars had been invested in supporting capacity building.
The World Bank report estimated around 140 million across Asia and Africa, with 40 million in South Asia will be displaced and become climate migrants due to the adverse impacts of climate change. Of them, around 10 million or more are likely to end up in Dhaka. How could Bangladesh cope up with these upcoming challenges?
Floods in 2017 that affected nearly 40 million people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh were strong reminder that disasters and their impacts are often not contained by any national or other jurisdictional boundaries. This results place strong emphasis on transboundary governance systems. The question is what can we do to manage transboundary action better?
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.
Da Nang is one of the cities that is most affected by climate change in Vietnam because of storm surges and typhoons that take place almost every year. For the past month, ISET and the city of Da Nang organized 11 training sessions on housing design and construction in typhoon-affected areas to explore pathways for scaling up a storm-resilient housing model to the whole city.