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In Numbers: Urbanization and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific
October 08, 2021

In Numbers: Urbanization and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI Trendlines report describes, among other things, how climate change and urbanization interact in the Asia-Pacific, leading to new traditional and non-traditional security risks.

Window for Southeast Asian Climate Action Narrowing: Report
October 01, 2021

Window for Southeast Asian Climate Action Narrowing: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a rare opportunity for the region to embark on a transition to greener forms of energy.
Southeast Asia and the ‘Just Transition’ to Clean Energy
April 27, 2021

Southeast Asia and the ‘Just Transition’ to Clean Energy

By James Guild
Despite talk of a green transition, some Southeast Asian governments still have strong economic incentives to cling to fossil fuels.

US Defense Secretary Notes Climate Change Focus in Message to Force
March 06, 2021

US Defense Secretary Notes Climate Change Focus in Message to Force

By Abhijnan Rej
Lloyd Austin’s message foregrounds one of the key priorities of the Biden administration for the military.

Asia and the Pacific Can Lead the Way in Climate Ambition
December 15, 2020

Asia and the Pacific Can Lead the Way in Climate Ambition

By Dechen Tsering and Christophe Bahuet
Five years ago, Asia-Pacific countries were crucial to the passage of the Paris Agreement. They will also be key to fulfilling its aims.

India and the Philippines Must Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Management
November 07, 2020

India and the Philippines Must Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Management

By Abhijnan Rej
Greater cooperation and dialogue around softer issues will pave way for greater strategic cooperation.

No Taxation Without Climate Action
October 15, 2020

No Taxation Without Climate Action

By David Hutt
As they grapple with COVID-19, Southeast Asian nations should not lose sight of the challenges posed by climate change.
Is the Managed Retreat Plan for the Sundarbans Misguided?
September 05, 2020

Is the Managed Retreat Plan for the Sundarbans Misguided?

By Debjani Bhattacharyya and Megnaa Mehtta
Planners need to look beyond technocratic solutions as they rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

More Than Rising Water: Living Tenuously in the Sundarbans
August 29, 2020

More Than Rising Water: Living Tenuously in the Sundarbans

By Debjani Bhattacharyya and Megnaa Mehtta
A plan for managed retreat of populations from the delta ignores the human cost.

When Asian Economies Rebuild After COVID-19, They Should Choose a New Path
April 08, 2020

When Asian Economies Rebuild After COVID-19, They Should Choose a New Path

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The Asia-Pacific response to the coronavirus crisis must build a resilient and sustainable future.

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action
May 25, 2019

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action

By Daniel Hurst
30 mayors and governors from around the world asked Prime Minister Abe to prioritize climate change at the June G-20 summit.
The World's Third Pole Is Melting
March 28, 2019

The World's Third Pole Is Melting

By Dechen Palmo
How can Asian countries survive without Tibetan glaciers and water?

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