Why Urban Climate Change Resilience is Critical to Asia

April 23, 2015

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Today, more than a half of the earth's population live in cities. As a result of climate change and urbanization, natural and human-made disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity, and the urban poor are often the most affected by these calamities.

The first Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress held last February 2015 in Bangkok saw the launch of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a regional platform that aims to build a coalition of practitioners and institutions committed to helping cities withstand and recover from impacts of climate change.

Learn more about ACCCRN, urban climate change and resilience in this video from SciDevNet:

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