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  • Car driving through a heavily flooded road.

    Urban flooding: the case of Karachi

    Governments are quick to blame devastating floods on climate change. But many reasons for these floods are to do with what governments have not done. Arif Hasan reviews why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change

    27 October 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Physical barriers have been installed around Karachi to protect the city from violent conflict, but their impacts have been publically disruptive and socially divisive (Photo: Noman Ahmed and colleagues)

    Barricading Karachi: how private security contributes to dividing the city

    Violence in Karachi will not be reduced until more effective and equitable solutions to policing and urban planning are found. Guest blogger Donald Brown examines the ways physical barriers affect space and people.

    1 December 2015 | Blog | Governance
  • Three-wheeler vehicles known as Quinqis are a popular and cheap method of transport in Karachi, but they cause considerable congestion (Photo: Carol Mitchell, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Karachi's transport challenge

    Karachi desperately needs a better transport system. Government efforts have repeatedly failed, yet the authorities are reluctant to allow innovative solutions to rule the road

    13 August 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Abid Lashari, president of the National Disability and Development Forum, Pakistan, is interviewed at CBA8

    Voices of people with disabilities must be heard in climate change adaptation debate

    We need to strengthen the capacity of people with disabilities so they can access the resources needed to adapt to climate change, says the Kathmandu Declaration that was launched last month

    16 May 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Watch the Karachi Rising film

    The houses that Karachi's poor want

    Karachi is building upwards to house its expanding population, but unregulated building leaves poor families at risk. An IIED film outlines solutions that could benefit the city, says Suzanne Fisher

    23 April 2014 | Blog | Poverty
  • Senbetge, in Ethiopia's Amhara region is prone to droughts and flooding. Credit: EC DG ECHO (Creative Commons Licence)

    Six nations to share progress on measuring adaptation to climate change

    The governments of six countries will share their experiences of assessing the effectiveness and developmental impacts of climate change adaptation, at an international meeting in Kenya on 24-27 March.

    19 March 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Left: Women and schoolgirls discuss the benefits of harvesting rainwater (Credit: ISET). Right: A girl collects water from the rainwater storage tank (Credit: Fawad Khan)

    Climate adaptation and good development: two sides of the same coin

    Assessing how development interventions can help people cope with climate variability will help us prepare better measures for the effects of future climate change, say Simon Anderson and Fawad Khan

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A row of houses called Garden Road Colony, Karachi, Pakistan.

    Study reveals roots of urban land issues that limit development

    Local and international politics can limit the potential for urban centres to deliver benefits to their poorest citizens, even where there are pro-poor policies and market liberalization. So concludes a study, published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

    26 March 2013 | News | Urban
  • Discussing climate resilience in Kinna, northern Kenya.

    How do we tell whether climate change adaptation is making headway?

    IIED and its partners are developing tailored frameworks to help developing countries evaluate their climate adaptation investments.

    6 December 2012 | Blog | Climate change
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