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September, 2017
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August, 2017
Bangladesh, India, and Philippines are taking this point seriously. Through working to improve public understanding of storm risks, they helped ensure that weather forecast lead to timely and efficient evacuations. In result: millions moved to safe areas, millions are safe...
July, 2017
The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute...
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...