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An airplane is partially submerged by floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011. Climate change impacts can cause hundreds of millions of dollars of losses to businesses. Image: Onizu3d/Shutterstock.com

To cut emissions and avert extreme climate change, societies and economies will have to make big changes in how they operate. Experts at a recent seminar discussed why businesses must play their part.

Read more: The climate risk to your business



ADB is set to commit $2 billion from 2015-2017 to address major constraints to food security

Asia and the Pacific faces a food ‘storm’ in the coming decades unless it takes decisive steps to respond to a host of pressures on its food supplies – including from climate change.

Read more: Countering Climate Extremes Key to Asia’s Food Future


LIMA • Finance ministers from 20 of the countries most vulnerable to climate change have launched the V-20 group to pool resources for their fight against the impact of global warming.

The group, which includes some of the world's smallest and poorest countries, is a counterpoint to the G-20 group of leading industrialized and emerging economies.

Read more: 20 countries unite to fight climate change



A sea turtle in the Philippines — a symbol for ocean conservation. Pic: Andrew and Annemarie (Flickr CC)

Known as the Amazon of the ocean, the Coral Triangle is a 2.2 million square mile tropical marine area encompassing the waters of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. It is considered to be the richest reef system in the world.

Read more: Can the Coral Triangle be saved from overfishing, pollution and climate change?


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