ACCCRN Network Profile

The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) comprises practitioners and institutions committed to creating knowledge, accessing resources, and influencing agendas to build inclusive urban climate change resilience.
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, ACCCRN is built on a multi-year initiative to strengthen the capacity of over 50 rapidly urbanizing cities in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to survive, adapt, and transform in the face of climate-related stress and shocks.

Webinar Recording: Building heat stress resilience in Da Nang, Vietnam

The ACCCRN Network hosted a webinar entitled “Building Heat Stress Resilience in Da Nang, Vietnam” and presented by Lisa Buggy, Climate Change Project Advisor of The Center for Community Health and Development (COHED), on 30 March 2016. About 30 urban climate change and resilience professionals were in attendance to listen and share their experiences of the issue. 

Bangkok: Like a big oven

Opinion Author: Porpla Khuan-arch

Thailand faced very high temperatures this last April. It is well known that the major factor behind this hot weather is the sun being directly overhead during the April- May period.

Bangkok is a city that experiences problems during hot weather spells such as these. Besides the seasonal and geographical factors, the phenomenon of "Urban Heat Island" is another factor that makes Bangkok extremely hot.

Indian cities reeling under heat stress: Time to talk about thermal comfort

Stories from the field Author: Rozita Singh, D Kiran Kumar

As per media reports, heat-wave deaths in India have increased by 296% over the last 23 years with more than 150 civilians already reported dead this year. It is also being said that for the first time in its 140 year old history, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued temperature advisories for heat waves from April to June. The advisories include early warnings similar to the kind that were, until now, issued only for heavy rains and cyclones!

Heat stress prevention at work place

COHED’s Heat Stress Prevention at the Workplace video was developed by the project team to provide an overview of heat stress, the signs and symptoms of heat illness and outline simple preventive measures for workers to undertake. It has been utilised in training workshops with construction and manufacturing workers and copies were disseminated at the Vietnam Pavilion as part of UNFCCC COP 21 in December 2015.