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June, 2017
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ACCCRN relies on a broad range of contributors with expertise on diverse subjects. Each month, we have a certain theme related to the concept of urban climate change resilience or its practical application. You can share materials, including articles, blog posts, resources, videos, podcast, and...
June, 2017
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Urbanization and a changing climate are two of the most significant challenges facing societies in the coming years and decades. With over 50% of the world’s population now living in towns and cities, trends towards increasing urbanization are likely to continue into the future as people...
June, 2017
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Dhaka, 20th June 2017. Today in a seminar held at Cirdap auditorium title “Climate Change: Bangladesh and Bay of Bengal Regional Cooperation” civil society leaders, policy makers and experts urged to strengthen Bay of Bengal or BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi sectoral...
June, 2017
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The Finance Division of the Government of Bangaldesh has published a report on ‘Climate Protection and Development: Budget Report, 2017-18’ reflecting climate expenditures of six ministries. The report is supported by a project titled Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate...
June, 2017
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Prolonged periods of heat are expected in a northern hemisphere summer.Across Asia, the heat tends to build up early, with temperatures peaking before the summer monsoon arrives in June and July.Extreme heat has been experienced very early this year in parts of South and East Asia.In recent days,...
June, 2017
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The governments in China, Japan, and South Korea are currently leading the deployment of smart city initiatives in Asia, according to a recent study by ABI Research.The report revealed that specific leading cities in China such as Dalian, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Tianjin, continue to show...
June, 2017
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increasingly scorching summer heat in India is leading to a big jump in heatwave deaths – and much worse is likely on the way, researchers said on Wednesday.A modest 0.5 degree Celsius rise in average temperatures in India over the last 50 years has led...
June, 2017
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At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists say the measures proposed are not nearly urgent enough. But UN officials praised the...
June, 2017
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BANGKOK, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses in Asia could unlock at least $5 trillion in market opportunities and create 230 million jobs by 2030 by implementing a few key development goals, global business and finance leaders said.Asia's unprecedented economic growth has helped...
June, 2017
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In early 2017, ACCCRN successfully held its very first Photo Essay Competition. The competition’s goal was to showcase stories about resilience issues in the field through a series of still images. This year’s theme was ‘Urban Interaction with Ecosystem Services’. The...