New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has 23.7% of the global population but only 4.6% of the world’s renewable water sources. Countries in the region already face considerable water management challenges due to high population density, poverty, and a high dependence on agriculture as a source of livelihood. Water resources in South Asia are overexploited and depleting fast, and climate change will only exacerbate existing problems through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.


A Resilient Housing Credit Scheme Commenced in Dong Ha City

Stories from the field Author: Anh Tho Nguyen

On March 28, 2018, stakeholders in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province gather at the Meeting Hall of the City Fatherland’s Front to kick start a project to replicate the climate change resilient housing model previously implemented in Da Nang City to Dong Ha City. The workshop was intended to be a replication of ACCCRN which aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable wards through the establishment of a revolving loan system for constructing new flood and storm resistant homes.


Listening to women's voices in Vietnam's energy debate

Stories from the field Author: Rina Chandran

Vietnamese activist Khanh Nguy Thi knew early on that depending on coal to meet the country's growing demand for energy would be a disaster for its people and the environment. "Energy is important for economic development, and it also has a huge impact on the environment and the people. But there was very little involvement of the civil society in the government's energy plans," said Khanh.


Building national capacity to tackle climate change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

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.


Ky Quang Vinh: Managing water resources in Can Tho

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Quang vinh Ky

Meet our ACCCRN Champion this month, Ky Quang Vinh, Member of the Scientific and Technological Union of Can Tho City has been actively involved in building resilience in his hometown, Can Tho City. He has worked as Director of the Environmental Monitoring Center and Director of the Climate Change Coordination office in Can Tho. His office has been supporting a number projects of ACCCRN.


New Framework Has Succeed Integrating Climate Change into Governance Systems in South Asia

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

Four South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan) have successfully applied a new governance framework called “Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change within Governance Systems in South Asia” that allows governments to integrate climate change adaptation into governance systems, policies and plans. This framework identifies barriers and opportunities for climate adaptation mainstreaming.


Grappling With Climate Change in the Kingdom Of Happines

Stories from the field Author: Ruth Ramoifuila

For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development. See how Bhutan facing these challenges through an interview with Secretary Chencho Norbu, head of the National Environment Commission Secretariat.


Framework which Helps to Effectively Finance Climate Change Adaptation

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

By 2050, South Asia will need around US$ 500 billion to finance climate change adaptation, and public finances will form a crucial part of that picture. To ensure this, a new framework that helps governments mainstream spending on climate adaptation into domestic budgets, has been successfully implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand.