Ecosystem Services

Comment on Resilience Talk: Linking Cities and Ecosystem

Hear what Regina said about our Resilience Talk: Linking Cities and Ecosystem. The event was conducted in Atamerica, Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 April 2017.

Bring people to put more value into nature is a challenge of modern world

Opinion Author: Nyoman Prayoga

The World Environment Day is a vehicle used by the United Nations to promote worldwide awareness of the environment. Each year, the World Environment Day (WED) is organized around a theme on an environmental issue. In 2017, the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. Its goal is to invite the audience to think about its interdependence with nature.

Evidence, urbanisation and ecosystems services in Asia

Takeaways Author: Jim Jarvie

ACCCRN has commissioned a series of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). Taking in perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam, they give insights into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystems hazards and degradation happening as cities expand into their broader surroundings.

Rooftop organic farming

Stories from the field Author: Sudipto Das

It's a patch of green, a wondrous vegetable garden that has sprung up at a height of about 50 feet on the fast-expanding concrete maze of neighbouring New Town in Kolkata, the eastern state of India. A team of five farming experts who run a social service platform in Birbhum district in the eastern state of West Bengal has been working tirelessly to grow more than 35 kinds of organic vegetables on the concrete terrace. Experienced in urban farming in Mexico, Gomez looks after the rooftop vegetable garden. He believes terrace farms can change the micro-climate of neighbourhoods in Kolkata.

ACCCRN Resilience Talk: Linking Cities and Ecosystems

Mercy Corps Indonesia, through the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), held its first ACCCRN Resilience Talk on 21 April 2017  at @america, Pacific Place, Jakarta. The theme of the talk was ‘Linking Cities and Ecosystems’.

During this talk, ACCCRN discussed issues related to urban and ecosystem management in cities and surrounding areas, also the need for institutional support for the two-way interaction of urban activities and ecosystems.