Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)
In the coming years, urban areas will increasingly play a major role in any climate change-related strategy, most especially because cities are where the interplay of climate risk and poverty lead to the direst consequences.
Patrick de Noirmont
The reason is simple. More people live in cities than ever before, and within a decade, more than 500 cities will have populations exceeding one million, and seven cities in developing countries will have more than 20 million inhabitants. The funding in Asian urban areas is currently focused in four countries: Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia.
The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network aims to catalyze attention, funding, and action on building climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable people by creating robust models and methodologies for assessing and addressing risk through active engagement and analysis of various cities.