New cities study offer insight into resilience and competitiveness

A new report by WWF and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation says that integrating climate vulnerability, socio-economic sensitivity and adaptive capacity into urban planning can help cities become more resilient and businesses more competitive. The Phillippines may have bore the brunt of several extreme weather events such as typhoons and floods in recent…

Next Round of Resilient Cities!

The amazing and in our view a game changing initiative by the The Rockefeller Foundation has doubled its global network or resilient cities.  Yesterday’s announcement has shown again that the network of cities who understand that the future of their wellbeing is closely tied up the resilience capacity is as diverse and widespread as is the…

‘Yasi’ comes to Townsville: a “hypothetical”

ABC Big Ideas’ presenter and producer Paul Barclay shared this interesting initiative by Green Cross Australia.  The idea of a hypothetical scenario which is being discussed by a range of experts and professionals including the Queensland’s Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience David Crisafulli.  Global Resilience Collaborative would like to share this with…

Let’s talk about water. Serioulsy

The Dutch have been regarded as people who know a thing or two about water.  The third of nation is at the sea level.  The other two are below it.  So, when it comes to managing floods and making the entire country resilient we should all listen the Dutch experts like Henk Ovink.  Global Resilience…

How Typhoon Nuri is changing the weather forecast in North America

Everything is connected.  Everything can seem simple but in fact can be very complex.  The following article we gleaned on Mashable is really interesting.  Apart from interesting science it is also very good insight into the way businesses, communities and cities can start to think about resilience future. Typhoon Nuri, which was one of the…

Collaboration key to building resilient communities to withstand disasters

There is some talk about collaboration as a strategy to build resilient society.  Translating that talk into action is another matter. Regardless, every bit of effort in right direction counts.  Therefore we think it is worth sharing this article published in Canadian Underwriter which cited Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. As Mr…

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

I found this article by Leslie Baehr, Chelsea Harvey published recently in the Business Insider (Australia) which I think makes for mandatory sharing.  The authors make a compelling case with a list of issues that are already taking serious toll on socio-economic sustainability globally.  The world is getting warmer and that’s already causing disasters that will devastate…

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