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Published on 9 March 2015 Global
The prisoner's dilemma provides a great framework to understand (in)action on climate change. This is a game in game theory that shows why two rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it maybe in their best interests to do so. The rules are as follows: Two prisoners are in two cells unable to talk together. They know this: if both keep silent, they both get…
Published on 9 March 2015 Southeast Asia
Electricity generation is forecast to nearly triple in the region between 2011 and 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, with fossil fuels like coal providing most of the energy. With a population of 600 million, nearly twice that of the United States, and about 130 million people without electricity, Southeast Asia faces an immense challenge to meet energy demands in a cost-efficient and sustainable…
Published on 9 March 2015 Vietnam
The biggest concerns as mentioned in the report are potentially sharp reductions in the yield of crops, fish and non-timber forest products critical for livelihoods, damage to infrastructure associated with floods and sea level rises, and an increase in the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses for workers. The report “Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin: An Analysis of Economic Values at Risk”…
Published on 9 March 2015 Philippines
An offshore residence in Beton, Palawan. Mavic Matillano/WWF "We like fiestas, and we like coming together and celebrating meaningful things," Ibay said, noting that the Philippines has topped participation records from 2009 to 2013.The switch-off will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The WWF urged attendees to come in sporty attire and bright colors for a…
Published on 26 November 2014 Southeast Asia
Biodiversity, she noted, is usually discussed in the context of pristine spaces. If you cannot stop people from moving to cities, then cities should be made richer in biodiversity to enhance the quality of life in urban settings, said Dr Chan, who delivered a lecture to more than 150 youths at the Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme — National University of Singapore (STEP-NUS) Sunburst Environment Programme…
Published on 26 November 2014 Southeast Asia
Citing the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB) coalition said typhoons and other extreme weather events would become more intense and frequent unless governments took immediate steps to move toward a low-carbon economy. Volunteers from Tacloban in the Phillipines sent a message to ASEAN featuring a photo in which…
Published on 26 November 2014
The Government will commit S$1.5 billion to support the roll out of the programmes under the blueprint. This was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the launch of the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015 on Saturday (Nov 8). The blueprint, first released in 2009, maps out strategies for Singapore's sustainable development. As part of the review, close to 6,000 people were involved in consultations…
Published on 26 November 2014 Thailand
Indeed, Thais continue to demonstrate humanity's unmatched ability to adapt. Most businessmen now prefer to remain silent about the economic growth rate this year, which could well fall below 2 per cent. (The International Monetary Fund's forecast is the lowest, at 1 per cent). Along with officials at the Finance and Commerce ministries, they are of the view that it is better to look at…
Published on 26 November 2014 Vietnam
A report by the Committee of Science, Technology and Environment presented to the National Assembly, Vietnam’s legislature, showed that Vietnam is among the countries to be hit hardest by climate change in the coming years. Natural disasters have cost the country around 1.5 percent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP) in the past two decades, the report said, citing findings of a study conducted…
Published on 26 November 2014
The Atlas, which provides comparable risk data for 198 countries across 26 separate issues, identifies Bangladesh as the country most at risk, followed by Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Ethiopia, Philippines, Central African Republic and Eritrea. The growth economies of Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Mozambique also feature in the ‘extreme risk’ category. One of the unifying characteristics of these economies identified by…
Published on 26 November 2014 Malaysia
The Meteorological Department said globally, rainfall patterns would generally change, with highly variable trends occurring over the tropical region. It said some areas would receive an excess of rainfall while others would see a deficit, thus, affecting the availability of water. “Weather-related natural hazards, including severe thunderstorms, rough seas, severe haze, floods, the rise in sea-levels, landslides, droughts and forest fires, are anticipated to increase…
Published on 5 November 2014
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Nay Pyi Taw on October 30, Kathmandu-based ICIMOD said in a news release issued the next day. “The policy and strategy will help to celebrate and promote the natural and cultural assets of Myanmar’s unique protected areas, from Lampi Marine National Park in the south…
Published on 5 November 2014 Vietnam
They said climate change, which leads to the rising sea levels, can be dealt with since it is a gradual process.In addition, the overheated production development in the area, which has led to environmental pollution, can be settled as well. And the problems associated with three crops of rice (in the past, there were only two harvests a year), which has led to severe floods…
Published on 5 November 2014
The Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS)-2014, which began on Monday, is being participated by experts from 26 countries. 280 research papers of six chapters are being presented to the conference for discussions. The research papers deal with environment, natural resources, forestry, geology, agriculture, livestock breeding, minerals, gems, oil and gas, climate change and natural disaster, the sources said. Besides these, papers related to transport…
Published on 5 November 2014 Cambodia
The deals were inked between Cambodian finance minister Aun Pornmoniroth and Eric Sidgwick, ADB country director for Cambodia. The agreements cover a rural roads improvement project, a technical and vocational education and training development program, and a community-based disaster risk reduction project, the bank said in the statement. It said some 66 million U.S. dollars, including a grant aid of 12 million U.S. dollars, will…
Published on 5 November 2014
This announcement followed President Tony Tan Keng Yam's visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on Friday morning. At the gardens, Dr Tan viewed landscape and plant paintings of Singapore by the prolific English botanical artist Marianne North during her travels around the world. Kew and the Singapore Botanic Garden began collaborating from as early as 1875. In 1877, a batch of Para Rubber seedlings…
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