Urban

2018 May be the Tipping Point for Tackling Climate Change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

There are only two years left to meet the Paris Agreement targets. There has been a significant number of positive developments and successes that the world has achieved in tackling the challenge of climate change during 2017. Bangladesh has also made impressive moves to invite the private sector to support environment-friendly growth.


Jakarta Builders First Victims of Scorching Heat

Stories from the field Author: Ellen Septiane

Many workers travel to the Indonesian capital from throughout the country in search of jobs, often taking on low-paid employment as drivers or factory or construction workers. Construction workers can earn a daily wage of about 100,000 to 150,000 Indonesian rupiah ($7-$10.50) for tough physical labour. But summer temperatures averaging 37 degrees Celsius can make working extremely difficult for them, as they can’t avoid being outside on hot days.


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?


Evidence and Ecosystem Services in the Urbanization Context

Takeaways Author: Denia Syam

ACCCRN has shared findings from the latest research on the role of evidence based research in supporting a policy making process at the Regional Conference on “Peri-Urban Ecosystems for Enhancing Urban Resilience”. The conference was organized by Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), Gorakhpur and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, in collaboration with ACCCRN.NET, UNICEF India, and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, on 18th and 19th September 2017 in New Delhi.