Given Pakistan’s continued vulnerability to flooding – and the huge impact it has on agriculture, the economy and the lives of millions of people – which adaptation and mitigation measures should the Federal Government take, and what can Pakistan learn from neighbouring countries?
An internal migration policy, and with it, investment in intermediate cities would be viable solutions to manage rising unplanned urbanisation in Pakistan. If supported with education, health, housing and employment opportunities, these cities could also help to reduce rural-urban inequalities.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 is in the offing and it is high time the Government of Pakistan learned from its past mistakes and involves the private sector in national level preparations for COP22 in order to set realistic goals and targets.
How can the private sector help to drive inclusive climate-resilient economic development? Find out more about PRISE’s unique, interdisciplinary value chain mapping approach to identifying effective adaptation interventions in African and Asian drylands.
Economic diversification and climate action can, and must, be mutually beneficial if we are to build resilience to climate change.
Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This blog examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.
Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce blog examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.
As the debate about migration continues, how can public policy help reduce the negative impacts of migration? And why is there a need for greater clarity on the legal status of environmental migrants?