Blogs Written by Nimish Jha

Towards the resilient city: Inclusive, safe and sustainable

Opinion Author: Nimish Jha

With the rising of variation already happening due to climate change and with time running out, we have to take necessary actions to ensure that our policy framework and structure are conducive to ensure social sustainability and minimize adverse impacts of climate change. All the stakeholders need to be empowered to achieve a win – win scenario. This will help in harnessing change through the right means.

How to build resilience and reduce losses and damages in the cities

Opinion Author: Nimish Jha

India has been ranked third among the top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015. With this year also recorded as the hottest year on record, according to a study by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Fast growing cities are most often located in contexts that are specifically exposed to the threats and are vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

Linking humanitarianism to resilience for urban climate change

Opinion Author: Nimish Jha

Climate induced disasters are becoming more and more frequent. The scale and proportion of this onslaught has resulted in displacements, loss of assets and the destruction of livelihoods. These challenges are more evident in the cities that are facing shocks and stresses as a result of these impacts.  Exacerbating this are systemic deficiencies in cities’ institutional processes which have further complicated the process of resilience building.  Human welfare measures can play an important role in helping people to bounce back.

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.