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Published on 23 June 2014 Southeast Asia
"This newly ratified Action Plan covers the establishment of seascapes towards the focus of the marine resource management, the development of the waters conservation zone, the sustainable fishery management building, the adaptation reinforcement of the coastal areas to the climate change, and the conservation of the endangered marine species, " said Sharif Sutradjo, Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and member of the CTI…
Published on 23 June 2014 Lao PDR
"This project seeks to enhance the disaster risk management capacity of Lao PDR by strengthening the legal framework for hydro-meteorological services, enhancing post-disaster recovery planning, and providing technical assistance to strengthen Lao PDR's fiscal resilience to natural hazards," the World Bank said in a statement. Project execution is coordinated by Laos PDR's Ministry of Planning and Investment, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, and…
Published on 23 June 2014 Thailand
Robert Mather, head of the Southeast Asia Group for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, said climate change was an immediate problem. He said that at the current rate of energy consumption, the average temperature was expected to rise in Thailand and there would be more concentrated periods of rain, which could cause floods, in the near future. The Media Alliance said news outlets…
Published on 23 June 2014 Cambodia
The index took into account the share of Cambodia’s population living in areas below five metres of altitude, the percentage that agriculture contributes to GDP and the results of a similar study conducted by Notre Dame University in 2012. Cambodia’s dependence on agriculture-related products as a driver for 35 per cent of its GDP growth in 2012, the more than 10 per cent of the…
Published on 23 June 2014 Cambodia
Under the agreement, a US$5-million project funded by the Global Environmental Facility will be carried out in rural communities in provinces of Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Ratanakiri. FAO representative in Cambodia Nina Brandstrup said the project would help rural communities adapt to climate variability and protect their livelihoods. Agriculture is one of the key backbones of Cambodia's economy which involves about 70…
Published on 23 June 2014
Reyes said the climate change has allowed farmers to plant several crops, as the weather is now more conducive to planting. “Compared before, the province is not being hit often by typhoons lately,” Reyes said adding the rise in the number of tourists coming to the province. “Additional flights bound for the province have been made,” he said. He lamented that more residents are now…
Published on 23 June 2014 Global
"Greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, with the most threatening impact happening on small island states." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the world's 52 small island states contributed less than one percent of greenhouse-gas emissions annually, yet found themselves "on the front lines" in terms of impacts. "I urge everyone to think about the plight of small island developing states and to take inspiration…
Published on 23 June 2014 Feature
Emblazoned with the symbol of proletarian unity and emancipation, it's clear that the worker's hammer crossed with a peasant's sickle, sown into the corner of each red flag, is a long way from the national guiding principle of the Vietnamese Communist Party, in a country which has strayed very far from Ho Chi Minh Thought. Embalmed in his mausoleum since his death in 1969, Ho…
Published on 23 June 2014
Established by the World Bank, the WIBCI is the latest type of crop insurance that automatically settles claims in tandem with certain weather conditions that forms part of the index and is adapted by the Philippines as part of economic measures related to the climate change. As such the WIBCI requires no field inspection or reports to verify claims in the aftermath of extremely bad…
Published on 5 June 2014 Indonesia
Indonesia, like other developing countries, is worst hit by the impacts of climate change because its peoples livelihood heavily depends on natural resources, and therefore, the country has the utmost interest in preserving its forest and marine ecosystems, both of which play a major role as carbon sinks. In September 2009, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made a commitment to reduce gas emissions by 26 percent…
Published on 5 June 2014 Indonesia
Some 30 episodes of global warming and cooling in the past 3 million years have triggered massive coral die-offs around the world, according to earlier studies. For example, during hot climates, coral reefs disappeared from the equator. The new study finds evidence for a coral reef survival zone during Earth's cold climate swings. When ice ages lowered sea level and sea surface temperatures, a "coral…
Published on 5 June 2014 Vietnam
This was affirmed in a new strategy for boosting agricultural food security and eco-efficiency in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, launched in Hanoi on Tuesday by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Speaking at the launch ceremony, CIAT Director General Dr Ruben Echeverria, said that agriculture was important in addressing the challenges of today's world, including population growth, rapid urbanisation, soil degradation and climate change…
Published on 5 June 2014
The framework is climate change, and the exposure of the Philippines to extraordinary hazards in the coming months and years because of it. The conference in Manila on Thursday is the last of 17 "Iba Na Ang Panahon" workshops conducted nationwide. During the workshop, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced the concept of "disaster…
Published on 5 June 2014
The Philippines has seen an influx of foreign aid and a flurry of legislative activity since last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the country’s Visayas region in November. But despite this, many affected communities are yet to fully recover. The fund, per the Philippine government’s proposal, “will be designed to build resilience at the national, local government and individual level,” according to World Bank vice…
Published on 5 June 2014
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Published on 5 June 2014 Southeast Asia
This, after an expanded bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Malacanang today. In a joint statement, Aquino said: "We both share the belief that much more can be done to maximize the prospects of equitable growth." For his part, Yudhoyono congratulated the Philippines for its economic growth. In his World Economic Forum speech Thursday, Yudhoyono said: "It doesn't matter how many billionaires…
Published on 5 June 2014 Feature
Unfortunately, many of us are too busy taking care of ourselves: As it turns out, our numerous maladies might be directly related to the atmosphere’s rapid transformation. Some of the most pronounced effects of climate change: More than 400 parts per million of carbon pollution in the atmosphere, and over 80,000 chemicals (most of which are untested for human safety) – are causing hotter hots…
Published on 5 June 2014 Indonesia
In keeping with this commitment, the country has organized the World Ocean Business Forum (WOBF), maritime affairs and fisheries ministrys Director General of Fisheries Product Processing and Marketing, Saut P. Hutagalung, stated here on Wednesday while opening the forum. "It is expected that during the forum businessmen will strike business deals on marine resource management and fishery products that can help to improve the peoples…
Published on 5 June 2014 Indonesia
Officially opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono, the conference in Manado, North Sulawesi, was attended by marine and coral reef experts from a number of countries, including Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Britain, and the United States. In his opening remark, Vice President Boediono said WCRC was expected to yield an agreement on sustainable coral reef management for peoples welfare. "All relevant parties in this…
Published on 21 May 2014 Philippines
To make conditions even worse, evacuation centers (EC) weren’t spared when the super typhoon wreaked havoc in the country, rendering more than 400 ECs unlivable due to damage. The damage brought by Yolanda emphasized the importance of disaster-resilient infrastructure especially in areas prone to harsh weather conditions. Resilient homes Addressing the lack of disaster-resilient shelters, Ortigas & Co., in partnership with the Department of Science…
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