Rapid urbanization and aspirational change is causing unplanned land use and land cover changes. Unplanned and unforeseen development are resulting in micro-climate changes which are evident in urban areas. The relative change (mostly increase) in urban temperature profile compared to its rural counterpart is termed as urban heat island effect (UHI). Such changes give rise to challenges associated with service deficiency, un-engineered built environment, public health, and other issues.
Planning Heatwave Management in India. Led by Taru Leading Edge, Delhi, the process of mapping the pathway has been inclusive and participatory. The report draws on both, available best expertise as well as recent rapidly evolving experience and learning of managing heatwaves in Indian cities.
History repeated itself in the city of Chennai on November- December 2015, when the devastating flood claimed more than 470 lives and resulted in enormous economic loss. The city and its suburb recorded several days between November 2015 to December 2015 of torrential rainfall, which inundated coastal districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur, and affected more than 4 million people with economic damages costing around US$3 billion (The National 2015).
The Rockefeller Foundation's Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network initiative is a collective experiment with a range of activities that will together improve the ability of the cities to withstand, prepare for, and recover from the projectedimpacts of climate change. The interventions in the city of Indore and Surat include rasising awareness of climate variability and climate change risks, developing city specific vision strategies and scenarios for informed decision making, screening programmes and plans for urban environment, planning, development, transport, and much more.
This document is prepared with the aim of providing a framework for development of climate resilience strategy for the city of Indore. It has been developed based on interaction with city stakeholders, sector studies conducted to understand different dimensions of current situation, information from secondary literature, and through conduct of risk to resilience workshop. The City Resilience Strategy, is aimed at city managers and people at large. This document is based on the current situation and has a scope for updation to reflect emerging trends over time.
This document is prepared with the aim of providing a framework for the development of a Climate resilience strategy for the city of Surat. It has been developed through continued interactions with city stakeholders, sector studies conducted to understand different dimensions of current situation and information from secondary literature. Moreover, to gain a more analytical understanding, detailed Vulnerability Assessment studies and a series of Risk to Resilience Workshops were conducted.
Business case for the Bangladeshi private sector to invest in climate change and access international climate finance
A new paper by Acclimatise, IIED and ICCCAD with support from CDKN finds that the private sector in Bangladesh is beginning to recognize that climate change presents a number of significant opportunities. Although several challenges stand in the way of businesses scaling up their climate-related initiatives and seizing further opportunities, steps can be taken to create an enabling investment environment.
Firms see climate change opportunities as well as risks
A new report from the Environment Agency reveals how businesses view the risks and opportunities presented by future climate change and severe weather.
The report’s key findings include:
86% of companies identified one or more climate-related risks 34% of the climate risks identified are being managed using a low-cost, ‘business-as-usual’ approach 33% of the opportunities identified are expected to arise within 3 years Approximately 1 opportunity was identified for every 3 risks reported
Understanding past and future impacts of climate change in agriculture: implications for adaptation planning (ACCC I)
Key research findings from Adapting to Climate Change in China project Phase I (2009-2014): agriculture.
This Resource Manual reviews the approach, methods and lessons from the first phase of the Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) project. ACCC brings together Chinese policy makers, research and policy institutions, as well as international organisations and experts, to develop practical approaches to climate change adaptation policy planning.
ACCC phase I (2009-2013) was designed as a "research-into-use" project, and focused on developing evidence-based climate change adaptation policy in China, at both the national and provincial levels.