Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines - President Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from the landmark Paris climate accord must not become a distraction from urgent global efforts to combat climate change. Countries in Asia were among the most committed supporters of the Paris goals. Now is not the time to break stride, but to reinforce the resolve.

Read more: Shaping Asia’s energy future with natural gas


FOR many of us, the weather is a mundane topic, but whether we like it or not, the rain, wind, temperature, humidity, sunshine and clouds deeply affect our lives. And so does climate change, which triggers extreme weather.

Read more: Do your part to weather effects of climate change too


Recent initiatives have explored ways to integrate climate change considerations into national development planning. A publication by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) developed a set of proposals for integrating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development plans. A recently-concluded project on co-investment in mitigation and adaptation in Southeast Asia helped integrate climate change into national development efforts in Indonesia and Viet Nam.

Read more: Integrating Climate Considerations into National Development Planning in the Spotlight


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