53 resource(s) found
August, 2017
Author: Romeo B. Santos, Ph.D
This paper reports the findings of a Scoping Study that was aimed at understanding the interactions between urban peri-urban ecosystems and climate change risks in the context of Marikina City, Philippines. Marikina is perennially affected by calamities and highly vulnerable to threats of both...
August, 2017
Author: Alka Bharat
On wining the competition floated by ACCCRN, Indonesia, a research grant of $2,000 was awarded in February 2017. This grant has been used to conduct a scoping study on the interaction between urban, peri-urban and ecosystem services in India, on with the proposal title: “Is an unbuilt area...
June, 2017
Author: Dr Russell Toth, Chris Hoy
This report from Mercy Corps presents key findings and recommendations based on a survey of 600 households in Indonesia on levels of actual and perceived vulnerability to natural disasters, and how this links to the demand for and use of financial products for coping and recovery. This...
June, 2017
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Globally, the frequency of natural disasters has steadily increased in recent decades, particularly the devastating storms and floods that many associate with climate change. Asia and the Pacific have borne the brunt of this alarming trend: natural disasters are now four times more likely to...
June, 2017
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The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) is a multiyear, $59 million initiative funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to strengthen the capacity of more than 50 rapidly urbanizing cities in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, as they survive,...
June, 2017
Author: ICLEI
Part of the ICLEI brief under ACCCRN project was to establish a grant-making fund available to the “ICLEI-ACCCRN” cities to deepen engagement and partnerships between various city stakeholders during the early stages of the resilience planning and project identification process. 16...
May, 2017
Author: Diane Archer, Helen Scott, Steve Gawler, Will Monteith
Asian cities are on the frontline of climate change. A third of all low-elevation coastal zones in the world are located in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s urban population reside. A number of Asian cities have been involved in climate change adaptation and resilience-building...
April, 2017
Author: Mercy Corps
Mongolia’s overreliance on the mining sector, and underinvestment in the country’s aging herding system have made its citizens vulnerable to commodity price shocks, and rising unemployment and underemployment rates. With a rapid rise in livestock to maintain rural social...
April, 2017
Author: Mercy Corps
The Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) program is a $37 million, five-year USAID initiative designed to achieve food security among vulnerable populations in the hill and mountain regions of Midwestern and Far West Nepal. Food insecurity in Nepal persists...
April, 2017
Author: Bruce Ravesloot, Raniya Sobir
Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) report on Sichuan Province, China, aims to understand the dynamic context of peri-urbanization, with particular focus on migrants and Micro and Small Businesses (MSBs) and their interdependency.Key Findings and RecommendationsMSBs and rural migrants are...