If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world one thing, it is the high price we pay – in lost lives, damaged economies, and wasted human potential – when we undervalue resilience.
Bangladesh economy showed resilience during Covid shock: PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh has been able to avert the economic recession due to the Covid-19 pandemic though many countries across the world have suffered the most.
COVID-19 an opportunity to build resilience in food systems
By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE, Dec 1 2020 (IPS) – The Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) has appealed to the United Nations to educate citizens to use their roles as consumers to create a momentum for change. This was…
Dhaka in UN Group Friends on climate adaptation, resilience
Bangladesh has joined as a member of the Steering Committee of the UN Group of Friends on climate adaptation and resilience.
Global Supply Chain Resilience Relies on Soap & Water for Workers
By Ruth Romer LONDON, May 22 2020 (IPS) – As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe start to be relaxed, the collective conversation has shifted towards plans for a ‘new normal.’
The Global Resilience Imperative
By Johan Rockström and Ottmar Edenhofer POTSDAM – As the COVID-19 crisis passes and governments try to shore up collapsing economies, many will be tempted to roll back their climate and nature commitments. They should resist that impulse. This century…
Natural-born climate commitments
By Sally Jewell Washington, DC – As world leaders gathered at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from December 2-13, the discussed concrete steps for meeting and increasing national emissions-reduction targets. But equally important, COP25 offered…
Infrastructure + Technology = Resilience
John Kjorstad, September 18, 2019 No one understands the financial risks of climate change better than insurance companies. As I sit down to write this blog on what we need to accelerate and fund the convergence of infrastructure and technology,…
Sustain water resources, deliver service, build resilience
JENNIFER J. SARA The global water crisis is a matter of too much, too little, and too polluted. Flooding, drought, dirty waterways—all have made the news these past 12 months.
Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics
by Sahana Ghosh on 30 July 2019 • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy’s port city of Genoa is making bioplastics from agro-waste. The institute has tied up with the city’s central vegetable market for sourcing raw material. • The…
Preparing the foundations for climate-resilient cities
By Emmanuel Hitimana Kigali, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) – How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the…
Floating houses project of BD wins RISK Award for resilience
Dhaka, May 18 (UNB) – A project that pioneers floating houses in Bangladesh has won the prestigious RISK Award 2019. It has been designed in a way so that it can house a family of six, and they can survive…
Restore tank irrigation, strengthen rural climate resilience
As Indian farmers grapple with weakening and erratic monsoons over the recent years, combined with the menace of groundwater depletion, conserving and sustainably managing water resources has become all the more important.