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June, 2017
The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and technically managed and coordinated by the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), officially started working in Vietnam in 2008 with the engagement of three...
April, 2017
Coastal flood hazards are diverse and highly unpredictable. In order to develop an appropriate risk management response, it is essential to understand these hazards and their potential impacts. The following steps outline the building blocks for formulating a coastal flood...
February, 2017
Cities are highly complex systems with an array of spatial and temporal layers that can react very differently to adverse events and cause long-lasting complicated problems. This is especially true for problems caused by climate change. Urban climate change resilience (UCCR)...
October, 2016
In the context of addressing climate change and related risks, the term ‘mainstreaming’ is used to describe the integration of climate change adaptation into ongoing and new development policies, plans, and strategies, including laws and regulations (e.g. EIA...
October, 2016
In Da Nang, Viet Nam, urban poor populations have settled on the coast and along waterways, making them vulnerable to flooding and frequent typhoons that strike the city.In 2006, Typhoon Xangsane resulted in the complete collapse of almost 1,300 houses and the partial or total...
September, 2016
Surat, a city in western India and home to 4.4 million inhabitants, knows all too well the devastating impacts floods can have on people, the economy and the urban environment.Since 1979, there have been five major floods in Surat. The most sever of which occurred in 2006 when...
September, 2016
Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is now a global goal following the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York in September. Achieving this target –sustainable development goal 11 – is vital...
August, 2016
Climate change will have enormous impacts on urban areas in the developing world. Climate impacts disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable communities. One of the reasons for this is that many of the poorest communities live in informal settlements, often...
June, 2016
“Private sector engagement” has become a buzzword in development and climate practitioners’ and policymakers’ vocabulary. For public decision makers facing constrained public budgets and rising costs of managing climate change, engaging the private...
May, 2016
Infographic: The building blocks of urban resilienceThe Rockefeller Foundation describes Urban Resilience as the capacity of cities (individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems) to survive, adapt, and thrive in the face of stress and shocks, and even...