Blogs Label: Opinion

Urban climate change resilience is vital

Opinion Author: Jo Silva

In the last decade the understanding of the threats and risks cities face has deepened greatly, not least due to the Asia Cities Climate Change Network (ACCCRN)Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR) refers to the ability of cities to manage the threats an increasingly urban population faces due to climate change and associate risks. But beyond its core agenda of dealing with climate change, UCCR also presents cit

Are we including our human carbon credits?

Opinion Author: Rozita Singh

Several studies have, time and again, pointed out that roughly 50% of the municipal waste generated in developing countries is organic in nature!

In the absence of segregation of waste, it is often dumped in open dumpyards and scientifically unsound landfills which give rise to serious environmental concerns. Methane released from the mixed waste dumped at landfill sites and open dumpyards is one of the causes of global warming.

The situation is no different in India.

Put the new trees in the people’s hands

Opinion Author: Tsetsen Dashtseren

What are the effects of desertification on humans and livestock in Mongolia?

The prime effect of global warming in Mongolia is steady expanding desertification eroding lands on a mass scale.

According to UNEP, 5% of land in Mongolia is very severely degraded because of desertification, 18% is severely degraded, 26% moderately degraded, and 23% slightly degraded.

A grandma’s hope from a city called Dhaka

Opinion Author: Meraz Mostafa

It is good if a city can think about whether it is meeting the needs for all of its people.

My grandmother remembers the northern side of Dhaka city before all the traffic. She remembers that after sunset, it was very difficult to reach the city centre because of the lack of paved roads, and there were no street lamps to light the way.

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.