The global response to COVID-19 should also be a springboard for action on climate change resilience so we can narrow the divide between rich and poor and keep everyone safe.
Now is the time to ramp up actions on resilience so that society can beat the COVID-19 crisis while reducing the impact of climate threats.
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Singapore’s carbon tax is designed to maximize green investments while minimizing negative effects on the overall economy.
To be resilient, urban poor and informal households need secure tenure, which is a household’s right to reside on the land on which they are living.
Governments in the region need to invest more in prevention and response to the long-term impacts of disaster displacement.
After a disappointing 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, there is a need to restore confidence that the intergovernmental process can deliver on mitigation, adaptation, and finance.
The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
Global supply chains link the welfare of disaster-hit companies and their surrounding communities to a network of corporations that have an economic incentive to help them bounce back.