Climate Change & Resilience

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.

Building Resilience to COVID-19 in City Region Food Systems

By |2021-11-16T09:35:40+01:00November 16th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health, , , , , |

City region food systems are affected by diverse shocks such as a pandemic. It is therefore essential that cities develop respective resilience strategies, argue Isabella Trapani, Guido Santini, and Roman Malec from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Kenya for Increased Resilience

By |2021-11-10T09:13:31+01:00November 2nd 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development, , , |

Country-wide sustainable solutions can be assured only if regional connectivity and urban-rural linkages that support livelihoods in rural communities, towns, and smaller cities are considered alongside urban and regional growth strategies. Vassiliki Kravva and Ben Smith present an example from the UK-funded Sustainable Urban Economic Programme (SUED) in Kenya.

Hand in Hand With Nature For the Future of Urban Nepal

By |2021-10-21T16:30:20+02:00October 19th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, , , , |

Nepal belongs to one of the least urbanised regions in the world, while also being one of the fastest-growing countries. This poses tremendous challenges for its sustainable future. By Ripin Kalra

Cities CHALLENGE: What Does a Sustainable and Resilient Community Look Like?

By |2021-10-15T15:03:16+02:00October 14th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste, , , |

Accompanying the launch of the GIZ Cities CHALLENGE interactive ePaper, Andrea Renger, David Stoffel, and Anastasiya Shadkhina present key facts from the ideas competition and emphases cities' critical role in advancing global agendas.

Revolutionising Economic Systems: Meet Circular Turku

By |2021-10-07T09:50:20+02:00October 7th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development, , , , |

Transitioning to holistic economic systems that support the 1.5 °C target is key for cities. The Circular Turku Roadmap is an excellent example of radical institutional support in favour of circular production and consumption systems. By Marion Guénard from ICLEI

Empowering Young People to Contribute to Freetown’s Green Recovery

By |2021-06-24T11:33:22+02:00June 24th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , |

Davephine Tholley on how planting trees in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown contributes to the country’s environmental sustainability and socio-economic development.

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