A small city in the northern part of India doesn’t have a landfill site. While the Government has made significant decisions to ban the use of polystyrene disposable cutlery and plastic bottled water, the implementation is still facing huge challenges. They admit that as a small city, they need more opportunity to access the latest technology and funding.
Have you ever imagined living without the internet? The fact is, there are several countries in the world with internet penetration rates below 20%. Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL) brings its digital library to schools where internet access is scarce. Students can learn about climate change and other resilience topics through this solar-powered library.
ACCCRN invited 10 finalists of the “Beat the Heat” Storytelling Competition, to share and discuss about how Asian countries are coping up with the heat, and how can we ensure cities are building inclusive resilience.
After COP 23 concluded last month, how should national and sub-national government move forward to achieve ambitious goal on the Paris Agreement? During the 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, various UN agencies discussed the role of local and sub-national governments in the implementation of the National Determined Contribution (NDC).
This month, ACCCRN discuss why it is important to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction into city planning with Jenty Kirsch-Wood, a Senior Technical Advisor Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Vietnam. "The problem is that, whereas most cities have mentioned the terms climate change adaptation and mitigation somewhere, the challenge is to translate it into action." she opened the conversation.