Blogs Label: Opinion

As climate change threatens transport, Indonesia needs to plan ahead

Opinion Author: Ratna Kusumaningrum

Climate change’s impact on transport can be felt in many respects, from infrastructure itself to less-tangible aspects such as public transportation management and logistics. Flooding and heavy rain will affect roads, and when roads decline, getting people and products where they need to be takes more time, and could make market prices rise.

Women need a big role in building resilience to climate change

Opinion Author: Tasfia Tasnim

Climate policy is not about technologies; rather it’s about people. If climate change policy is about ensuring a sustainable future by combining development and environmental issues, it must take into account the interests of all involved: both women and men. It will only be effective if people, their gender roles and traditional tasks in society are taken into account.

Introducing "vulnerability" to vulnerable people

Opinion Author: Srishti Singh

While climate change and its associated problems are gaining wider attention globally, the concept of vulnerability remains alien to those most at risk: the communities themselves. The most critical challenge is to transfer the science of climate vagaries to those whose resilience is at risk, particularly with limited access to climate information and information about potential risks.

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

Opinion Author: Hari Krishnaa Nibanupudi

Debates on the urban environment, urban landscapes and urban resilience should be more knowledgeable and more sensitive to the dignity of climate migrants. Since the need for dignity is not articulated by migrants and new settlers, urban management institutions and resilience professionals should be trained and oriented to be able understand and respond to the perspectives of migrants.

Health focussed integrated urban planning for sustainable city resilience

Opinion Author: Vikas Desai

Cities are centres of business, industry and economy. Rapid urbanisation is universally considered a symbol of development. The benefits of urbanisation can be better amenities like transport, roads, water supply, drainage, educational institutions, markets, housing, entertainment, and health care.