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Water security through effective wastewater management: Lessons from Japan’s public–private partnerships

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Well-functioning wastewater management systems contribute to water security by improving resilience and welfare, but many countries are falling short of their wastewater management targets.

Climate change, Finance sector development

Asia in need of dialogue for scaling up climate transition finance

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Transition finance is one of the most challenging but underdeveloped aspects of climate finance.

Environment, Governance and public sector management

Tools and principles for creating fiscal space for climate adaptation

Tools and principles for creating fiscal space for climate adaptation
While the climate emergency continues to present many uncertainties, one certainty is that adaptation to climate change is and will continue to be necessary.

Climate change, Environment, Health

COP28 offers outlook for building climate-resilient health systems

COP28 offers outlook for building climate-resilient health systems
The impacts of climate change on human health are wide-ranging.

Climate change, Environment

COP28: Commitments, contradictions, contention, and challenges

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The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) showcased significant advancements but also exposed new commitments, contradictions, contentions, and challenges.

Climate change, Environment

COP28 and beyond: Linking agri-food systems, SDGs, and climate action

COP28 and beyond- Linking agri-food systems, SDGs, and climate action
Historically, failure to bundle multiple measures, such as climate action, finance, and justice, into agricultural policies and programs has impeded progress across several SDGs.

Climate change, Environment

COP, from pledges to progress: Navigating the climate change landscape for 27 years

COP, from pledges to progress- Navigating the climate change landscape for 27 years
COP-28 aims to pave solid future pathways to address the urgency of the climate crisis as it reaches unprecedented levels.

Finance sector development, Information and Communications Technology

Digitalization for enhancing access to finance and inclusive growth

Digitalization for enhancing access to finance and inclusive growth
Digital finance enables more affordable and accessible financial services and other credit facilities for underserved and marginalized groups.

Energy, Environment

Unlocking green hydrogen potential in Central Asia

Unlocking green hydrogen potential in Central Asia
Green hydrogen could be a game-changing solution for both energy security and ambitious climate targets.

Agriculture and natural resources, Water

Revitalizing South Asia’s groundwater resources with direct-seeded rice

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Direct-seeded rice contributes to lower greenhouse gas emissions, benefiting the environment, and increasing farmers’ total income by reducing cultivation costs.