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Published on 15 October 2014 Thailand
"Perhaps, locals will have to relocate," said Robert Mather, head of Southeast Asia Group and also project manager of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts-Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR). Living on the coast of Trat's Klong Yai district, Papassorn Sunet said she had to elevate her house twice already in the face of soaring seawater level. At a…
Published on 15 October 2014 Philippines
The 3rd Year Round of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction – Battle of the Brain, Talents and Skills was launched last August 12 – 13, 2014 at Santiago Beach Resort, Santiago, San Francisco, Cebu in which different competitions were highlighted and education campaign was integrated. This activity is in line in preparation for the forthcoming celebration for the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day on October…
Published on 9 October 2014 Southeast Asia
A regional coalition of non-government organisations has called on government leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to speak as ‘one voice’ and prioritise financing as a response to the increasing impact of climate change in the region, including on food security. Asean For a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB) released a policy brief titled Weathering Extremes: The need…
Published on 9 October 2014 Vietnam
The deputy PM, who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the statement while attending the UN Climate Summit along with about 120 other delegates in New York, the U.S., on Tuesday (local time). Vietnam has set targets to cut greenhouse gas by 8-10% compared to the level of 2010 and reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 1-1.5% per year in the…
Published on 9 October 2014
Rolled out in 2012, the Doha Amendment extends to 2020 the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that establishes binding obligations on countries and regions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ratification is a "further sign of Singapore's continued commitment to the multilateral system," Balakrishnan was quoted as saying in an address to the United Nations Climate Summit. The minister said that Singapore has shown its…
Published on 9 October 2014 Malaysia
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia had taken a clear step towards a cleaner future, resulting in a more sustainable economy and balanced energy mix. "Six years ago, in Copenhagen, I announced that Malaysia would cut the emissions intensity of our GDP by 40% by 2020. "But this progress came at a cost. In allocating finite national resources, we have had to…
Published on 9 October 2014
A declaration announced as part of a UN summit on climate change being held in New York also pledges to halve the rate of deforestation by the end of this decade and to restore hundreds of millions of acres of degraded land. Backers of the New York declaration on forests claim their efforts could save between 4.5bn and 8.8bn tonnes of carbon emissions per year…
Published on 9 October 2014 Southeast Asia
Asean today is facing its biggest challenge due to climate change and demands for a much stronger response than what the regional bloc is currently offering. Southeast Asia faced its worst weather calamities in the last decade, costing the region tens of thousands of lives and more than US$4 billion (RM12.8 billion) annually, an NGO group revealed today. The coalition Asean For a Fair, Ambitious…
Published on 9 October 2014 Southeast Asia
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/111500/stronger-asean-response-to-climate-change-pressed Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | 22 September 2014
Published on 9 October 2014
According to Wolfram Mauser at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, about two-thirds of all land that could even be potentially suitable for agricultural use in its current state is already in use, with the last third either part of protected ecosystems or likely going to be put into use in the approaching decades and the world population continues to grow. However, according to a study recently published in the…
Published on 19 September 2014 Cambodia
Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the two-day forum set up a platform for participants to share experience and identify solutions to climate financing challenges. "Finding effective ways for at-risk communities to finance the cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change is key to reducing vulnerabilities and improving people's lives and…
Published on 19 September 2014 Malaysia
"As climate change causes an increase in temperatures, plants orangutans eat will change and decline, leaving them no option but to move further up in higher areas. "However this will be very difficult and mostly impossible in the future due to the current state of their forest which is mostly isolated and fragmented,"warned SWD Director Datuk Dr Laurentius Ambu in a statement here today. He…
Published on 19 September 2014 Philippines
The Pangasinan leg of the campus tour last September 10 was part of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the theme “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago.” The DENR and PIA also partnered with Pilipinas Natin, the volunteer arm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO), to help…
Published on 19 September 2014 Thailand
Dr Natarika Wayuparb, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management (TGO)'s deputy executive director, said the Kingdom should pioneer new policies by addressing climate change problems at a serious level. "Thailand needs to make a serious attempt to show we have the right policy to ensure [addressing] climate change issues are moved from a local level into an international one," she said. "We have seen good examples from…
Published on 19 September 2014 Malaysia
This was agreed at the meeting of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar with visiting Malaysian Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel. They reiterated the need to work closely in the domain of international negotiations so as to protect the interests of developing countries, the statement from the environment and forests ministry said. The two ministers discussed the possibility of cooperation in the areas…
Published on 19 September 2014 Malaysia
Bodies of water, stressed by human consumption and forest clearing, are disappearing quicker than imagined. Many of the world’s largest rivers, including the Yangtze, the Ganges and the Salween in Asia, the Danube in Europe and the Rio Grande in North America have become victimised by water demand and development – that they are in the process of drying up. Rivers in Sarawak are not…
Published on 19 September 2014
During the opening of the event, Singaporean Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said that $52 million will go to a Green Buildings Innovation Cluster which is hoped to push breakthroughs in new green technologies with experimental buildings. As part of their third Green Building Master Plan, also announced yesterday, the minister said that $50 million will go to phase 2 of their Green…
Published on 19 September 2014 Philippines
In the study titled “Contributors to the Frequency of Intense Climate Disasters in Asia-Pacific Countries,” the ADB said an increase in average rainfall would amplify the frequency of strong typhoons and floods in the Philippines. “If the increase in average precipitation hits 12 mm per month, greater increases in the frequency of these disasters can be expected: one additional event every four years in Indonesia…
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