Climate Change & Resilience

The World Cities Report – Which Road Will We Take?

By |2022-08-16T10:14:52+02:00August 16th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Ben Arimah presents UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022, the crossroads we're at, and the options we've got.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

My Biggest Question to You

By |2022-08-11T14:43:46+02:00August 11th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

14-year-old climate activist and member of the BBC's 100 Most Influential and Powerful Women, Ridhima Pandey, on her hometown and what inspires her to work every day for a better and greener future for all.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

GDP, GDP Everywhere, Welfare on the Brink!

By |2022-08-09T11:43:56+02:00August 9th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , |

In order for the coming generation to have a future, governments, corporations, and individuals should focus less on economic growth and more on creating a sustainable system Zainab Bie argues.

SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Making Cities Inclusive for Marginalised and Climate Vulnerable Populations

By |2022-07-12T15:57:59+02:00July 12th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Energy & Waste, , , |

The world today needs solutions, to eradicate poverty in a holistic and sustainable manner. They lie in better technology, affordable finance, and induced market linkages. All these are factors that can be incentivised through city governments, argue Huda Jaffer and Nirmita Chandrashekar, emphasising that the poor should be part of the solution and not the problem.

SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Affordable Cities Start With Inclusive Transport and Mobility Systems

By |2022-07-06T10:15:12+02:00July 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Mobility, , , |

Public transport should be a priority of urban planning that focuses on affordable cities for all, argues Christopher Dekki.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future: Can We?

By |2022-06-28T09:19:00+02:00June 28th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , |

Climate change is the biggest challenge our cities are currently facing. Lance Jay Brown on the urgent need to transform them – and on the many ideas on how to do it.

SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

How Rwanda Is Building Liveable Cities Of All Sizes With Practical Climate Actions

By |2022-05-12T10:02:33+02:00May 12th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , , |

Rwanda has some of the most ambitious climate goals in Africa and its urban leaders are planning and implementing tangible actions to get there. These will increase city dwellers’ quality of life and protect the environment.

Climate Resilient Recovery Action in Bangladesh: A Case of Water ATM and Sanitation Service in Rajshahi

By |2022-04-08T16:32:50+02:00April 8th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Water & Sanitation, , , |

Dipak Bhowmick, Kumar Abhishek, and Keshav Jha present an innovative approach to improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation for Bangladesh's urban poor.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

The Urban Living Labs Implementation for the Displaced Community in Garut, Indonesia

By |2022-04-07T10:18:53+02:00April 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development, Global Urban Debates, , , |

With disasters forcing people to move, how can host cities ensure adequate living conditions for displaced communities? Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, and Medhiansyah Putra make a case for Urban Living Labs.

Enhancing the Resilience of the Urban Poor in Bangladesh

By |2022-03-22T09:38:19+01:00March 22nd 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, , , |

Cities in Bangladesh are turning into “heated islands”. Due to the lack of long-term urban development measures, there is a big demand for immediate, affordable, and yet effective approaches to improve the living and environmental health conditions in poor settlements. A project proposal by Maniruzzaman Miah of ANANDO.

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2022-03-21T19:38:05+01:00March 17th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

Partnering for Resilient Recovery in Cities – Lessons from ReCAP21

By |2022-04-07T11:32:47+02:00March 1st 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, |

The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped through the interconnected structures of cities, leaving urban systems vulnerable and further deepening inequities. Time for collaborative strategies and actions! Dr Nazmul Huq (ICLEI) and Dana Omran (Resilient Cities Network) with the most important lessons from ReCAP21.

Resilience Education: Methodological Support Modules for Guatemalan Schools

By |2022-02-01T10:21:14+01:00February 1st 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , |

Resilience can be learned, and what better place to do so than in schools? Jorge Ruiz and Mayté González from Wetlands International LAC present a tool kit for resilience education they developed together with teachers in Guatemala.

How Cities Understand the Fight Against Climate Change – An Assessment through Local Climate Change Plans

By |2021-11-30T16:54:21+01:00November 30th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, , |

Despite the importance of adapting to climate change, not many cities have a plan to tackle it. From those that do, not all contemplate climate adaptation, which is essential given the irreversible damages that climate change will bring. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at eleven local climate adaptation plans to assess if cities are ready for the climate challenges to come.

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