Post by Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor, Bangkok A warm welcome to Bangkok, and welcome to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 –The first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation. This is a milestone event which brings focus to Asia-Pacific, and provides a platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, solutions and opportunities for local governments. The
Post by Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General 2015 is a milestone year, one which will define how the world responds to disasters, the persistent drivers and incipient impacts of climate change, and the barriers to achieving sustainable, inclusive, and equitable development for the world’s 7 billion plus inhabitants over the next two decades. As
Honorable Mayor Hilmy Mohamed of Matale, Sri Lanka, is attending Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific to share his city’s experiences in dealing with disasters and in building resilience in communities. We spoke with him a few months back about his city’s sustainability vision and innovations. What would you describe as Matale’s main achievements in the field of
#7 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Why are Southeast Asian local governments joining Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015?
“To gain insights on climate change resilience strategies and to be able to formulate local programs to make our municipality climate change resilient.” –Mayor Ruben Paoad, Tublay “To learn insights, innovations or models undertaken by developed cities to climate change adaptation and resiliency which we may replicate, as applicable to our
#8 Days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific: Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific and the one-degree hypothesis
Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per
Post by Sharon Ferdinands, ICLEI South Asia With a rise in natural disasters such as super storms, storm surges, landslides and floods, we are regularly reminded ofthe need to make our cities safer and stronger. The UN human settlements programme estimates that nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas