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Deforestation in Bhutan. Forests are vital stocks of carbon and water resources (Flickr/ World Bank)

Forests are being cut down at a rapid clip in previously spared territories, data from the University of Maryland and Google reveals.

Read more: Google lays bare overlooked deforestation ‘hotspots’

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A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.

Through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans programme, FAO and UNDP will work with ministries of agriculture in Nepal, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Viet Nam and Zambia to incorporate agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in order to safeguard livelihoods, raise agricultural production and boost food security.

Read more: Germany- funded UN programme to help 8 countries combat climate change

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A street was flooded due to heavy rain in the northern Vietnam province of Quang Ninh on August 3. Photo: Pham Hai Sam

Climate change, which already affects the ASEAN region through more intense and frequent heat waves, droughts, floods, and tropical cyclones, will become even more severe, an expert says.

Read more: Climate change will become more severe in Southeast Asia: expert

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This file photo shows heavy traffic headed toward downtown Shanghai. (Photo: AFP/Files/Philippe Lopez)

MANILA: Experts at a recent climate change forum in the French capital have urged countries in Asia to play a bigger role in curbing carbon dioxide emissions.

Read more: Asian countries to 'make or break' climate change: Researchers

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