Blogs Label: Stories from the field

Humanitarianism and resilience, in the context of urban climate change in Surat, India

Stories from the field Author: Vikas Desai, Himansshu Bhatt
This is a true saga of the micro experience of a coastal trade city that was marooned by floods for a record 24 times in last century. It is a story of unknown faces whose resilience and determination to survive and thrive again and whose humanitarianism to help the known and unknown, the rich and poor, has made the city what it is today. 
When we look at the whole story in context with urban climate change and challenges ahead, it is this spirit of the city to rise again like a phoenix from ashes that makes it unique. 

Mercy Corps Indonesia together with Semarang City Government engage the community to build health resilience towards dengue fever under the impact of climate change

Stories from the field Author: Nyoman Prayoga

From 2013 till mid-2016, under the ACCCRN Program, Mercy Corps Indonesia has been working in partnership with Semarang City in implementing the ACTIVE Program (which stands for Actions Changing the Incidence of Vector-Borne Endemic Diseases). The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the health system capacity and the resilience of Semarang City in the face of DF which is being worsened by climate change.

Indian cities reeling under heat stress: Time to talk about thermal comfort

Stories from the field Author: Rozita Singh, D Kiran Kumar

As per media reports, heat-wave deaths in India have increased by 296% over the last 23 years with more than 150 civilians already reported dead this year. It is also being said that for the first time in its 140 year old history, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued temperature advisories for heat waves from April to June. The advisories include early warnings similar to the kind that were, until now, issued only for heavy rains and cyclones!

Forging partnerships in strengthening resilience: the case of Rajkot City

Stories from the field Author: Nimish Jha

The challenges emerging as a result of climate change and its varying levels of impacts and threats are leading cities to foster partnerships among stakeholders to bring about significant changes, especially for the urban poor.

Successful ACCCRN projects in Thailand through building collaboration and partnership

Stories from the field Author: Porpla Khuan-arch

Hat Yai and Chiang Rai are the Thai pilot cities that have collaborated with the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) on the ACCCRN project to build the climate resilience in their cities. Over the past years, they have emerged as examples of the project’s successful outcomes. The cities’ working groups have found that the key factor in the success has been the building of collaboration and partnership between all the stakeholders in the cities.