Researchers from the University of New South Wales call the impacts of climate extremes a "double whammy," citing intense rainfall in cities and drought in rural communities and how these are driving people towards climate vulnerability.
Shamshad Akhtar –
The recent string of natural disasters has been a costly but critical lesson—that we need to prepare for more extreme weather, and protect the vulnerable who disproportionately bear the brunt of these, writes UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Helen Mountford –
Recent extreme weather events are a wake-up call and opportunity to rebuild our cities to be more resilient, efficient and equitable in an era of changing climate, says WRI's Helen Mountford.
and Kris Hartley –
The struggle to deal with urban flooding has dominated international headlines recently. Here's how China's national "sponge cities" policy takes on rainfall and flooding, and what else it can do to achieve its ambitious goals.