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A coalition of NGOs has warned leaders attending the ASEAN Summit in Myanmar that a year after Typhoon Haiyan struck the region, causing massive destruction and many deaths, things will only get worse unless serious action is taken on climate change.

Read more: ASEAN leaders urged to act on climate change

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MANILA, Philippines – How should governments and international bodies address the needs of people forced to leave their homes due to disasters? What policies and actions are needed to help the millions of people worldwide experiencing this problem?

Read more: ASEAN leaders forge action points for PDDs

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By the end of next year, the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should become a single market. Integration will create an additional 14 million jobs, mostly of the skilled type.

Read more: ASEAN’s potential

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The fossil fuel industry suffered major blows to both its reputation and coffers at last month’s United Nations Climate Summit when more than 400,000 people marched in New York City demanding a shift to a low-carbon economy, and several investors, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, pledged to withdraw more than US$50 billion from investments in fossil fuels.

Read more: Accelerating Asia's clean energy revolution

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