There are only two years left to meet the Paris Agreement targets. There has been a significant number of positive developments and successes that the world has achieved in tackling the challenge of climate change during 2017. Bangladesh has also made impressive moves to invite the private sector to support environment-friendly growth.
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.
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.
Bedoshruti Sadhukhan, who has been working with ICLEI since 2007, is now their Senior Programme Coordinator − Sustainability Management. With more than 10 years' experience in the environmental field, she stressed that communication plays the key part in city planning.
Despite infrastructure development through normalized flood canal, improved drainage system and built Jatibarang reservoir that has been done by Semarang's government, the city continues to be at a great risk of flooding because of climate change and urbanisation. Zurich Flood Resilience Program improved the capacity of the communities who live in flood prone areas.