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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 Vietnam
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…
Published on 6 September 2022 Cambodia
ASEAN diplomats renewed their commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris Agreement and COP-15, especially the principle of shared responsibility for responding to climate change, according to a joint statement released by the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and related meetings hosted by Cambodia. The ASEAN diplomats also said they were in favour of the ratification of the…
Published on 6 September 2022 by Jane Bautista Philippines
As a new international study urged people to start preparing for the possibility of a “climate endgame,” the Department of Education (DepEd) said it was eyeing a collaboration with experts to improve climate change education, particularly at the basic education level. “DepEd is one with the Climate Change Commission in strengthening climate literacy and supporting climate action in the basic education curriculum to hone learners and personnel…
Published on 6 September 2022 by Mariejo S. Ramos
For years, volunteers of a social agricultural enterprise have witnessed farmers spend months toiling the field only for extreme rain to wash away their crops in an instant, leaving them with nothing to harvest and, often, nothing to eat. Such is the cruel irony afflicting many smallholder farmers who bring food to Filipino tables yet “are the ones experiencing hunger,” said Mabi David, a member…
Published on 1 August 2022 by Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson
CLIMATE CHANGE is expected to reduce agricultural productivity and disrupt food availability if the government does not integrate mitigation measures in future policy, analysts said. “We have been experiencing extreme weather events due to climate change. Torrential rains and strong typhoons lead to floods which cause heavy damage to crops. These calamities are occurring more frequently and it is expected that they will get worse,”…
Published on 1 August 2022 by Simon Read Southeast Asia
Protecting nature in Southeast Asia could create jobs and generate wealth across the region, says a study from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Investing in nature now is projected to yield massive economic and environmental returns - up to $2.19 trillion annually, say scientists. The study comes ahead of COP15, a landmark United Nations conference to find ways to protect biodiversity. Investing in measures to…
Published on 1 August 2022
Vietnam needs to invest approximately US$368 billion from now until 2040 to build a climate resilient and low-carbon economy, according to the Vietnam Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) released by the World Bank on July 13. The Vietnam Country Climate and Development Report is one of the first in a series of reports on climate and development of the World Bank Group, Vietnam news…
Published on 1 August 2022 by Woo Hoi Yuet Singapore
The city-state is all-in on its commitment to greening its urban fabric with data, digital technology, smart resource use and environmentally responsible construction. Much has been made of Singapore’s leafy environment, with foreign visitors to the city-state often describing it as a “garden city” – to the point at which the characterisation has become almost a cliché. In reality, Singapore’s green credentials involve much more…
Published on 5 July 2022 by By Minh Hai – Translated by Huong Vuong
World Bank has warned that CC is now the direst threat to human beings, bringing along extreme disasters like flooding, heat waves, land slide, wildfire. In Vietnam in 2020, flooding and land slide in the Central region caused a damage of US$1.52 billion. They are the result of over-exploitation of natural resources, deforestation, exhaust fumes emission from human activities. Statistics from the Vietnam Institute of…
Published on 5 July 2022 by Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar Brunei Darussalam
The ASEAN Centre for Climate Change is slated to launch in Brunei sometime in September, pending approval from other countries in the regional bloc, said the head of Brunei Climate Change Secretariat. Ahmad Zaiemaddien Pehin Dato Hj Halbi said the centre — a Brunei initiative as part of its 2021 ASEAN chairmanship — will enable the sultanate to become a regional knowledge and research hub on climate change. Discussions are…
Published on 5 July 2022
Climate change adaptation and mitigation need to be placed at the heart of socioeconomic planning for the country to achieve its 2040 vision of eradicating extreme poverty, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Tuesday.  “Addressing the triple planetary crisis (of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution) has become our top development challenge. If we are to eradicate extreme poverty in the Philippines by…
Published on 31 May 2022
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the Framework on Anticipatory Action in Disaster Management for a more comprehensive and innovative approach in disaster anticipation. The framework, introduced at the side-lines of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, aims to inspire governments and partners across the globe to champion coherence, collaboration and forward vision for a…
Published on 31 May 2022 by Eireene Jairee Gomez
Biodiversity protection is a major tool against climate change, advocates said during the first episode of youth-led climate webcast Stories for Better Reality titled "Biodiversity and Climate Change: Anong Konek?" Stories for a Better Reality is a collaboration between the Climate Change Commission and The Climate Reality Project Philippines Youth Cluster with support from the Department of Education, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National…
Published on 31 May 2022 by James Kon
Brunei Darussalam is not exempted from the effects of climate change. Mean temperatures have been increasing in the Sultanate at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade, and may reach four degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Mean monthly rainfall has been increasing at a rate of 100 millimeters (mm) per decade and is forecasted to increase to a mean of 500mm…
Published on 4 May 2022 by Voun Dara Cambodia
A senior Ministry of Environment official spoke about its five-point recommendation for the successful implementation of the Long-term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN) as a long-term vision, in response to global climate change and as a move towards zero emissions in Cambodia by 2050. Tin Ponlok – ministry secretary of state and second vice-president of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) – highlighted the…
Published on 4 May 2022 by Jericho Zafra
Humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas on Tuesday urged the Philippine government to shift to using renewable energy, citing a recent report showing the continued decline in the cost of solar and wind energy and batteries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Monday indicating that solar and wind energy and batteries have shown persistent cost reductions of up to 85% since 2010.…
Published on 4 May 2022
Innovative and business-driven solutions to reduce food waste are critical to enhancing sustainability and reducing environmental impact, said Mark Tattlesall, Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam, in a workshop on food waste on April 20. Focusing on the UN’s sustainable development goals to halve the amount of food waste by 2025, Future of Food Vietnam gathered social enterprises and international organisations from Australia and Vietnam to discuss how to manage food waste,…
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