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CAS 2021: Accelerating adaptation through Building with Nature in Asia

Presentation of the ‘Accelerating Adaptation through Building with Nature in Asia’ initiative at the Climate Adaptation Summit from January 25-26 Millions of people in cities […]

Urban Wetlands – Compendium Guide in the Partners for Resilience

In the midst of record-breaking heat in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Europe, the IFRC and the Climate Centre released their new “Heatwave […]

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Urban Wetlands for Cooler Cities

In an already urbanised world, cities are suffering from Urban Heat Island Effect, (UHI) – higher temperatures in built up areas – due to reduced […]

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Continuing Indonesia’s nature-based coastal resilience through virtual outreach

Across the world, COVID-19 is impacting vulnerable coastal communities such as Demak, Northern Java. Here, the Building with Nature Indonesia consortium is working with coastal villages to reduce erosion, rehabilitate mangroves and revive local livelihoods.   The villagers own and maintain temporary […]

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Combating fires and enhancing livelihoods in the Pantanal during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ situation for indigenous communities and landowners in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. The worst fires in history are raging across the wetland, […]

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Continuing mangrove restoration and supporting livelihoods in Senegal

More than 100,000 inhabitants in the Sine Saloum Delta depend on the area’s bountiful mangroves for their livelihoods; honey production, agriculture, salt extraction and eco-tourism. These mangroves are crucial to maintaining resilience against future disaster, so […]

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Empowering Malaysia’s wetland tribes with access to market for craftsmanship

The way of life of the Orang Asli Gombak territory outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been hit hard by the pandemic. The area, which houses ten different indigenous tribes, is usually at risk from developments and illegal waste dumps, but […]

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Supporting the re-integration and self-sufficiency of India’s displaced workers across wetlands

In India, the largest brunt of the pandemic has been born by communities in rural areas and the more economically vulnerable population. The arrival of the pandemic triggered an odyssey […]

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Safeguard and restore wetlands to support people and nature through the pandemic and beyond

“Healthy wetlands are vital lifelines for  people struggling to survive through the pandemic – by supporting  local communities with training and advice we are helping them to secure safe water supplies, grow […]