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.
Like most cities in Indonesia, Semarang, along with the surrounding Semarang Regency, are facing waste management problems. While Semarang has received Adipura (i.e. an award given to cities which are successful in managing their cleanliness), the city is still facing great challenge to manage waste. Each day, Semarang produces 1000-tonnes of waste, while only 15% of it has been self-managed by the community. This has motivated Reanes Putra Tito Magarwi to initiate a startup company called Sampah Muda.
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.