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Published on 1 February 2023 by Adzidah Yaakob
Malaysia’s vast forests and their biodiversity serve vital and irreplaceable environmental functions. Long-term protection is particularly relevant to the rainforests which are part of the Sundaland forest cover, one of the largest in the world. Malaysian forests have been cleared to develop the nation’s economy. From 2002 to 2021, Malaysia lost 2.77Mha of humid primary forest, making up 33 percent of its total tree cover…
Published on 1 February 2023 Vietnam
Alongside urbanisation, flooding in cities of Vietnam, a country highly vulnerable to climate change, is getting complicated and needs concerted solutions, according to experts. There are more than 800 cities nationwide, including the two special municipalities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Big and populous cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Vinh of Nghe An province have frequently suffered…
Published on 1 February 2023 Philippines
The Philippines, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities post-pandemic as it prepares its portfolio of environmental projects for consideration under the 8th funding replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-8). The Philippines is allocated over USD52 million in funding support, the country’s largest allocation so far. DENR Secretary Antonia Loyzaga, in her welcome remarks during…
Published on 5 December 2022 by A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil Indonesia
As hydrometeorological disasters are expected to pick up with the rainy season reaching its peak, Indonesia is encouraged to build facilities to better predict and cushion the impacts of climate change on disaster risks. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has noted that Indonesia would likely experience high rain precipitation in 2023, which poses the threat of wet hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and landslides.…
Published on 5 December 2022
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), launched a special report entitled “Youth for Climate Action in Vietnam 2022” on November 1.This year's report was co-written by 24 young authors from all over the country. It contained four key themes including youth in climate policy and decision-making processes, accelerating the transition…
Published on 5 December 2022 by Patricia Taculao
Every country faces the impact of climate change, a global phenomenon that has caused distress for decades. Over the years, governments and organizations have learned approaches that mitigated the harmful effects of climate change, preparing the public to become more resilient. The Philippines, through the efforts of its local government and private organizations, has taken vital steps toward combatting the effects of climate change, equipping…
Published on 3 October 2022 by Voun Dara Cambodia
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on September 17 led a delegation to attend the Transforming Education Summit, held this year at the UN headquarters in New York under the theme “Greening Education Partnership: Climate Change Education”. The ministry said the summit aims to study solutions and provide recommendations based on evidence and that incorporate the latest innovations while identifying priority activities…
Published on 3 October 2022 by Prime Sarmiento Indonesia
Indonesia's move to gradually reduce dependence on coal and promote renewable energy will serve as a model for other countries wanting to pursue climate-friendly growth, analysts said. Indonesian President Joko Widodo issued a decree on Sept 14 instructing government agencies to prepare a road map for renewable energy development and the gradual phasing out of coal-fired power plants. The Presidential Regulation No 112 of 2022…
Published on 3 October 2022
Small-scale farmers provide an estimated one third of global food output but are facing increasing fiercely climate conditions such as droughts, storms and floods, necessitating measures to boost sustainable development to cope with climate change, experts said at an international conference opened in Hanoi last week.The two-day conference served as a venue for experts and forest and farm producer organisations (FFPO) to share experiences and discuss measures to…
Published on 6 September 2022
The "Vietnam Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation in Agriculture through Private Sector Transformation” (VN-ADAPT) is expected to greatly contribute to supporting the resilience of the Mekong Delta region against the severe impacts of climate change.The project has been jointly launched by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.The Mekong Delta region has…
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