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Power and Politics: Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions from the Bottom-Up
Nature in South Asian cities is highly contested: cities must incorporate community visions, indigenous knowledge and local uses of nature in cities to achieve climate and development goals.
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How nature-based solutions can build urban resilience: four lessons from SEI’s work in South Asian cities
Nature-based solutions can help address environmental challenges in cities but community involvement and engagement is crucial to utilize local knowledge and create sustainable solutions.
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Behaviour change and climate action
Policymakers must recognise behavior change as an important tool to inform climate policies and communication, and enable individual climate action.
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Too hot to deliver
Platform companies, governments, and regulatory bodies must work together to effectively address heat stress for vulnerable communities like delivery workers in Indian cities.
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Why gearing towards net zero with low carbon lifestyles is crucial
There is an urgent need to reimagine a sustainable future with an environmentally conscious lifestyle at the individual, household and community levels.
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Urban Wetlands Are Not Wastelands; They Are Essential For Net-Zero and Climate Resilient Cities
Conserving urban wetlands and integrating them into communities is extremely crucial for India’s carbon sequestration and climate resilience goals.
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The City as a Laboratory - Urban Living Labs for Resilience Planning
Why are Urban Living Labs emerging as an approach to enable climate action? This blog highlights insights and knowledge that emerged from our dialogue on Urban Living Labs in 2022.
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Climate Adaptation in Resilient Cities: Explorations in South Asia
Transitions Research and Forum for the Future organised a workshop at the Global Gobeshona Conference in March 2022 to explore how scenarios of different climate adaptation strategies could transpire.
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How can Indian cities achieve net-zero emissions?
India’s rapid urbanisation, limited governance capacities and lack of climate-friendly policies hinder its path to carbon neutrality. Here’s how this can change
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A city on a marsh: Why Indian coastal cities need to design and build with nature
Recent construction and urban expansion in Panaji have exacerbated the city’s risk to floods. On World Water Day, this commentary stresses on the importance of living within the ecosystem and promoting nature-based solutions in urban development.
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