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Integrated solutions to rangeland degradation in Mongolia
By Davaatseren Narmandakh, Yixin Yao and Arnaud Heckmann. Posted December 27, 2022
The Mongolian rangelands are sensitive to climate change and variability, and their degradation has been alarming.
Promoting innovative climate finance in emerging and developing economies
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted December 14, 2022
Soaring fossil fuel prices have reminded the world that investment in clean and low-emissions energy projects is needed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.
The “invisible” water crisis: Groundwater sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
By Shujie Liang. Posted November 28, 2022
Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.
COP27, climate change mitigation, and a just transition for developing Asia
By Dina Azhgaliyeva and Dil Rahut. Posted November 21, 2022
Global communities need to come together to act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain net-zero carbon emissions.
Ocean governance and blue finance for revitalizing the blue economy
By Michael C. Huang and Peter J. Morgan. Posted August 12, 2022
The impacts of climate change, marine pollution, unsustainable fishing, and rapid, unsustainable coastal development are threatening ocean ecosystems and jeopardizing small island nations and other developing coastal economies.
Protecting victims of climate-induced migration and displacement in South Asia
By Pritha Datta, Bhagirath Behera and Dil Rahut. Posted June 30, 2022
South Asia is home to a quarter of the world’s population and is extremely susceptible to climate change-induced displacement and migration.
Fixing the agriculture–climate change maladaptation information gap
By Pritha Datta, Bhagirath Behera and Dil Rahut. Posted June 10, 2022
Further research is needed on the risks associated with adaptation measures that can increase current or future vulnerability to climate change.
Circularity of plastics: From managing waste to generating less waste
By Derek Hondo. Posted December 20, 2021
With urbanization and the growing global population, much focus has been placed on finding solutions for improving solid waste management as a way to curb the growing amounts of waste being generated. However, governments should instead look at the root cause of the issue and shift toward exploring ways to generate less waste.
Carbon pricing’s potential to reduce emissions in Australia offers lessons for Asia
By Rabindra Nepal. Posted December 1, 2021
The COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021 brought the global community together to accelerate action toward meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, achieving these goals will not be possible without effective carbon pricing.
After COP26, developing Asia’s challenge is meeting ambitious climate commitments
By Dina Azhgaliyeva. Posted November 12, 2021
Developing Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Viet Nam, have announced their net-zero carbon emission targets by mid-century at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, and financing climate change mitigation has been at the forefront of discussions for making ambitious climate action a reality.
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