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Climate change, Environment, Water

The “invisible” water crisis: Groundwater sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

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Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.

Climate change, Energy, Governance and public sector management

COP27, climate change mitigation, and a just transition for developing Asia

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Global communities need to come together to act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain net-zero carbon emissions.

Climate change, Environment, Governance and public sector management

Ocean governance and blue finance for revitalizing the blue economy

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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.

Climate change, Environment, Poverty, Social development and protection

Protecting victims of climate-induced migration and displacement in South Asia

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South Asia is home to a quarter of the world’s population and is extremely susceptible to climate change-induced displacement and migration.

Climate change, Governance and public sector management

Fixing the agriculture–climate change maladaptation information gap

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Further research is needed on the risks associated with adaptation measures that can increase current or future vulnerability to climate change.

Climate change, Environment, Social development and protection

Circularity of plastics: From managing waste to generating less waste

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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.

Climate change, Economics, Energy

Carbon pricing’s potential to reduce emissions in Australia offers lessons for Asia

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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.

Climate change, Economics, Environment

After COP26, developing Asia’s challenge is meeting ambitious climate commitments

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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.

Blog, Climate change, Finance sector development

COP26-aligned fiscal policy instruments for boosting Asian green growth, sustainable recovery

Fiscal policy instruments for boosting green growth and sustainable economic recovery
The final months of 2021 will be a crucial time for climate policy. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, countries will need to come forward and show that they take the commitments that they made in Paris seriously and that they will reduce GHG emissions such that we reach net zero by 2050 to meet the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. Carbon pricing and other fiscal policies will play a critical role.

Climate change, Energy, Finance sector development

Green bonds show promise for financing energy-efficient buildings in Southeast Asia

Green bonds show promise for financing energy-efficient buildings in Southeast Asia
The member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been experiencing a surge in energy demand due to their growing populations, expanding economies, and rising living standards. One reason for this rising energy demand is increased activity in the building and construction sector.