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?
Cities are challenging spaces to govern and common ground between different interest groups is often elusive, which is why resilience has proven less easy to pin down. This month, we are trying to figure out how collaboration among regional actors in building resilience would benefit a city.
According to the Habitat III – Issue Paper in 2016, Asia is home to half of the urban population of the world, 30% of the urban population resides in slums. Although millions of urban slum dwellers in developing countries experienced significant improvements in their living conditions, there’s still much work to be done. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) invites us to rethink the assets that informal settlements’ groups possess and how to strengthen them.
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?
A small city in the northern part of India doesn’t have a landfill site. While the Government has made significant decisions to ban the use of polystyrene disposable cutlery and plastic bottled water, the implementation is still facing huge challenges. They admit that as a small city, they need more opportunity to access the latest technology and funding.