Daily Archives: August 15, 2013

Climate Proofing Guwahati, Assam: City resilience strategy and Mainstreaming Plan


http://acccrn.org/sites/default/files/documents/TERI_Guwahati%20Synthesis%20Report.pdf

Rapid and unplanned urbanization being observed in several urban centres of the world and especially in developing countries is contributing to increase in vulnerability of the cities to the threat of climate change.

Guwahati city is located at the Banks of River Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries pass through the city and nurture great biodiversity. Urban growth in the city of Guwahati has been rapid, unplanned and organic. Change in land use pattern of the city due to uncontrolled development activities is said to have done a lot of harm to the ecology and environment of the city. The city also surrounds one of the Ramsar Notified wetlands, the Deepor Beel which is under threat due to the
encroachment and unplanned urban development of the city. The city is prone to floods and landslides and is located on the earthquake prone belt. The preparedness to deal with disasters and combat its impacts is not up to the mark which has made the city and its residents quite vulnerable.

In order to prepare the city in response to the various climatic and non-climatic stressors, TERI has made an assessment of the risk and vulnerability of the city of Guwahati and has prepared a detailed resilience strategy.

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Dan Schrag: Climate Preparedness


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Published on Jun 24, 2013

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Moving beyond the binary of climate “adaptation” versus “mitigation”, Dan Schrag presents the merits of approaching our global environmental challenges through the scope of “climate preparedness” at the Garrison Institute’s 2013 Climate Mind & Behavior Symposium. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:

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Paul Hawken, David Orr and Bill McKibben Take a Question from Dan Siegel

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Uploaded on Mar 9, 2011

Paul Hawken, David Orr and Bill McKibben gathered for a wide-ranging discussion of climate behavior issues at the Garrison Institute Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium, March 2-4, 2011. This clip features a question posed by Dan Siegel. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:

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Thomas Berry – The Great Work – excerpt

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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2010

this is a clip from the film/documentary “Thomas Berry – The Great Work”

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Mary Evelyn Tucker: The Emerging Alliance of Religion & Ecology

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Published on Mar 8, 2012

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, says that the most renewable source of energy is “the dynamizing human energies” that fuel our movement of ecological renewal. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:

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Cees Midden: Using Persuasive Technology to Promote Sustainable Behavior

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Published on Jul 17, 2013

Cees Midden, researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology, discusses how reshaping technological environments can induce sustainable behavioral changes. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:

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Michael Bennington: Creating More Cyclists

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Published on May 2, 2013

Michael Bennington of the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank introduces a new, evidence-based “Tool Kit” for cycling adoption, based on a comprehensive review of the scholarly evidence as well as strong psychological theory. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:

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