Month: December 2014

10 natural disasters that shook the world in 2014

The year 2014 saw several natural disasters around the world, which renewed worries about global warming and related incidents threatening life on our planet. An Oxfam report in November also showed how Asia is highly vulnerable to increasingly severe and frequent weather extremes and woefully underprepared to manage growing crises. Here’s a look back at…

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…