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Southeast Asia

Water security in Asia and the Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years but major challenges remain.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years, but major challenges remain, including overexploited groundwater, demand from rising populations, and climate variability, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Read more: Asia Pacific Shows Progress in Water Security, But Challenges Remain – ADB


The Asean Vision 2025 calls for clean and green Asean to achieve sustainable development by ensuring protection of the region’s environment.

Read more: Asean renews ‘clean and green’ call


Clean energy development and inclusive growth policies should be part of the environmental fiscal reform in the region, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Han Phoumin said in a discussion paper published by Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA). Philstar.com/File

MANILA, Philippines – Southeast Asian economies should step up the push for renewable energy development through higher public expenditure, green job development and fiscal reforms.

Read more: SE Asia pushes clean energy development


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[JAKARTA] Scientists in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom’s Met Office have teamed up to develop a model that predicts how the climate in the region will be like in the next 100 years. 

Read more: Climate model sees warmer Southeast Asia


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