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Published on 31 August 2021 Vietnam
Vietnam calls on the international community to strengthen cooperation to jointly respond to climate change, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said at a regular press briefing held via videoconference in Hanoi on August 19.While answering reporters' questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s report on climate change in 2021 which was released on August 9, Hang…
Published on 31 August 2021 by Son Minea Cambodia
The Environment Ministry is pushing for more education to make Cambodians aware of climate change. In a report launched on Monday, it said the phenomenon is impacting people’s health, water resources as well as the agriculture and fisheries sectors. In the report, Ministry of Environment Director-General Chuop Paris said one of the major causes of climate change is the release of greenhouse gases through burning.…
Published on 31 August 2021 Philippines
At least a dozen business and advocacy groups have called on the Philippine government to regulate vehicles and expand clean energy use in response to a United Nations (UN) warning about the irreversible effects of climate change. The UN called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which warned that the planet could pass the critical global warming limit of 1.5°C within two decades,…
Published on 31 August 2021 Cambodia
Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina Peninsula, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), make it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. Climate change and variability add a layer of uncertainty with more intense dry seasons, wetter monsoons, intensifying floods and storms, and rising sea levels. The 2020 storm season was one of the most active in history, with Typhoons…
Published on 29 July 2021 Vietnam
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang plans to invest 4.92 trillion VND (214 million USD) in infrastructure projects to cope with natural disasters and climate change in the 2021 – 25 period.Funds will be used for erosion prevention, saltwater prevention sluices, freshwater reservoirs, storm shelter areas for fishing boats, and irrigation systems, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.Households in areas prone to natural disaster…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Sudibyo Wiradji Indonesia
Indonesia is scrambling to restore its sizeable mangrove forest loss, with the national Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) tasked with accelerating the process over the next four years, as the consequences of mangrove deforestation have been increasingly alarming. Mangrove deforestation in the North Java Sea and the Riau coastal area in North Sumatra, as well as other coastal areas in Indonesia, has made some…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Ellson Quismorio Philippines
The importance of the private sector’s role in mitigating the adverse impact of climate change was once again highlighted during a recent virtual townhall discussion organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi). “It is vital that multi-sector engagements and best practices be discussed and more widely adopted to proactively address climate risks before they even happen,” Stratbase ADRi President Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Ma. Alaine P. Allanigue Philippines
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has emphasized the influential role of the media in raising the alarming issue of climate change in the country, laymanizing its complexities, and shaping opinions and engaging the public in taking urgent, and ambitious climate action. In the ‘Collab on Climate Change Fellowship’, organized by the Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University and Internews’ Earth Journalism…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Kanis Dursin Indonesia
Residents of Ngadirejo village in Sukaharjo regency, Central Java province, had often found themselves helpless when their wells dried up or water flooded through their homes. But thanks to a national campaign called Program Kampung Iklim, known by its acronym ProKlim, they now have solutions to this flooding that generally occurs because of a lack of adequate water catchments. “We started planting biopore holes and erecting infiltration wells in…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Jamie Carson and Elizabeth Hutchison Cambodia
A USAID-funded Cambodia fisheries project outperformed productivity goals after incorporating climate-sensitive design, including planning for increased risk of drought and extreme heat events. The Feed the Future Cambodia Rice Field Fisheries I (RFF II) project boosts fishery productivity in the Tonle Sap floodplain. Project implementers employed systemic climate risk management (CRM) actions to improve biophysical conditions across 481 hectares, exceeding their target by six hectares.…
Published on 17 March 2021 by Thou Vireak Cambodia
Cambodia has committed its support for a regional initiative to develop a programme that abets home-grown innovative entrepreneurs with climate tech solutions, according to an official at the Ministry of Environment. The pledge was made at the “Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on Green New Deal Projects: Climate Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship” co-organised by South Korean-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB Bank)…
Published on 17 March 2021 by Rizal Faisal
The Government of Brunei Darussalam has taken serious views on climate change. The Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC) announced the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP), which is forged as a whole-of-nation approach in paving pathways towards a low carbon and climate-resilient Brunei Darussalam with the active participation of various other ministries and the general public. Brunei Climate Change Secretariat Head…
Published on 17 March 2021 by Agence France-Presse Singapore
Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but the prosperous financial hub is among the biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia. And while authorities have been pushing to change that, renewable energy…
Published on 11 March 2021 Lao PDR
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$57 million project to help Lao PDR promote sustainable forest management, improve protected area management, and enhance livelihoods opportunities in eight provinces across the country. Project funding comes from the World Bank’s International Development Association, with contributions from the Global Environment Facility and the Canada-World Bank Clean Energy and Forest Climate Facility. The Lao Landscapes and…
Published on 11 March 2021 Philippines
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) underscored the need for women's active participation on the policies and programs designed to address challenges emerging from climate change and current and future pandemics during the kickoff ceremony celebration of the National Women's Month. "Our women, especially those in low-income communities, are among the most affected by climate change and Covid-19 because they have limited resources…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Eireene Jairee Gomez Philippines
Environmental experts have called on businesses to adopt more comprehensive risk-management plans and check environmental risks in their place of business to avoid disasters in the future. During the Sustainable Development Finance (SDF) webinar on Natural Disaster Resilience organized by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Renato Solidum Jr., Science undersecretary and officer in charge of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, tackled…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Orm Bunthoeurn Cambodia
Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tonnes per year in order to combat climate change, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. The remarks came at a conference organised at the ministry on February 8 to give an update report on the progress of the Kingdom’s implementation of the…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Sonia Sambhi Southeast Asia
In Asia, over 450 million smallholder farmers support the bulk of food supplies. Despite their small land size, they produce up to 80 per cent of the food consumed in the region. But these farmers currently face a double crisis: climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. “One of the impacts of the pandemic is that it has sharpened our focus on the priority areas that…
Published on 9 February 2021 Indonesia
Indonesia, which is home to one of the world’s largest mangrove forests, has set a target of rehabilitating 150,000 hectares (ha) of its area under mangroves in 2021. Based on data recorded in 2011, about three million hectares of mangrove forests can be found along 95,000 kilometers of Indonesia’s coastal areas, constituting 23 percent of the world’s mangrove ecosystem. Papua, Kalimantan, and Sumatra Islands are considered the most crucial…
Published on 9 February 2021 Vietnam
It is essential to promote sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the direction of effectively adapting to climate change, given the region’s strategic position in national socio-economic development and security defence, experts have said.Covering a total area of 3.94 million hectares across 13 provinces and city, the region is Vietnam’s largest agricultural production centre and holds an important role for the nation’s economy. However, the region is facing a lot…
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