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MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement with South Korea-based Green Climate Fund (GCF) to scale up its climate finance delivery in developing member countries.

Read more: ADB inks agreement with Green Climate Fund

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The Kheshorter forest. Photo - KESAN/Supplied

A film on the Kheshorter forest showcases Karen tradition and raises awareness about deforestation in Myanmar.

Read more: Of trees and men

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Farmers fish inside Orchard farm in Maubin Township, Irrawaddy Delta, April 6, 2016.  / Reuters

Fast-dwindling mangroves in Myanmar’s low-lying Irrawaddy Delta, ravaged by decades of deforestation and conversion of land for agriculture and aquaculture, could find an unlikely savior – drones.

Read more: Mangrove-planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta

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The Green Revolution, launched in the 1960s, increased harvests with improved technology, including high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice developed by scientists, and greater use of chemical fertilisers.


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THIRUTHURAIPOONDI - For Nel Jayaraman, the realization that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly.

Read more: Battling century’s worst drought, India’s farmers revive traditional grains

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The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes were recognized in an award ceremony in Manila, Philippines. (left to right) H.E. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community; ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Executive Director Roberto V. Oliva; Mr. Eyad Samhan (Brunei Darussalam); Mr. Sophea Chhin (Cambodia); Mr. Alex Waisimon (Indonesia); Mr. Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham (Lao PDR); Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid (Malaysia); Dr. Maung Maung Kyi (Myanmar); Dr. Angel Alcala (Philippines); Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin (Singapore); Dr. Nonn Panitvong (Thailand); Prof. Dang Huy Huynh (Viet Nam); and Mr. Michael Bucki, EU Climate Change and Environment Counsellor to the ASEAN.

Ten biodiversity conservation advocates representing the grassroots, government, academic, and business sectors received the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award at a ceremony held in Manila, Philippines on 07 August 2017. The inaugural award forms part of the celebration of ASEAN’s Golden Anniversary.

Read more: Ten conservation advocates receive 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award

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Climate change due to global warming has impacted countries globally and Brunei Darussalam is no exception.

Read more: Brunei getting wetter, warmer

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Developing countries vulnerable to natural disasters are increasingly looking to build their resilience and find ways to mitigate the financial cost of disasters.

Read more: Philippines’ New Approach Provides Quick Financing after Natural Disasters

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Farmers till a field in the southern city of Can Tho. Scientists are compiling a crop map for the Mekong Delta to counter the growing climate change impact in the region.

The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said Nguyen Hong Son head of the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Read more: Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

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AL Gore is back on the scene with a second blockbuster climate change movie.

The failed presidential candidate turned climate campaigner has followed up his first foray into film making, An Inconvenient Truth, with the similarly titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

Al Gore is releasing a new movie titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Read more: All The Gorey Details

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AFTER: The sidewalk at Siam Square last Thursday. Barricades have been set up below Siam skytrain station where a bustling night market used to be to prevent street vendors from returning. (The Straits Times/Tan Hui Yee)

Air pollution in 14 provinces across Thailand is much higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limits, Greenpeace revealed Monday in a shock report.

Read more: Air pollution alert in 14 Thai provinces

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