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Published on 11 July 2018 Cambodia
A young Cambodian scavenger heads home after collecting valuable articles for his livelihood from Phnom Penh’s garbage heap. (Photo: AFP/Khem Sovannara) Worried about Cambodia’s waste problem, the young entrepreneurs spent years researching how they could turn “plastic hell” into a green product. Their endeavor has led to the creation of PAC – Plastic Asphalt Concrete – a combination of plastic scraps and bitumen, which is…
Published on 10 July 2018 Thailand
“It is the start of the monsoon season in Thailand,” she said. “I’ve been looking at the weather forecast there for Chiang-Rai, for the region, every day for the past week. Every day it has consistently shown the risk of thundershowers; now they haven’t, fortunately, materialized.” Commenting on several other extreme weather events around the world, Ms. Nullis noted that in Japan, flash floods across…
Published on 10 July 2018 Global
This year is shaping up to be a critical one for ocean action. The 53 member countries of the Commonwealth adopted the Commonwealth Blue Charter on Ocean Action earlier this year, a plan to protect coral reefs, restore mangroves and remove plastic pollution, among other actions. Ocean conservation was a centrepiece of the G7 meeting resulting in the “Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and…
Published on 9 July 2018 Thailand
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Published on 5 July 2018 Global
Dealing with Environmental Policy, Economics and Law, Climatology and Climate Change, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the volume has been published by Cambridge University Press. Edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Columbia University, New York; William D. Solecki, Hunter College, City University of New York; Patricia Romero-Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado; Shagun Mehrotra, New School University, New York; Shobhakar…
Published on 4 July 2018 Southeast Asia
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of $15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project, led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project aims to promote sustainable fishing, reduce marine pollution and improve the lives of approximately 400 million people who live along its coasts. This second phase of the project in the world’s…
Published on 4 July 2018 Vietnam
The land his family lives on was handed over from his parents. Their house, or what passes for a house, is a cluster of bamboo beams shooting up from the ground and covered with a “roof” of plastic sheets, that shields the family from the elements. Every day, his wife does all the work: from babysitting to feeding the cattle to tending the house, while…
Published on 4 July 2018 Global
Poor countries could have to pay up to $168 billion more in interest over the next decade as extreme weather events brought on by climate change affect their credit ratings, a study said on Monday. Nations that rely heavily on agriculture are likely to suffer as global temperatures rise, bringing more storms, floods, and droughts that can destroy crops and curb production, according to research…
Published on 4 July 2018 Singapore
As global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, ASEAN nations, including Singapore, are bearing the brunt of intensifying climate impacts such as rising sea levels as well as more intense extreme weather events. The reaction to this climate challenge, at the government, community, and business levels, has been to ramp up the search for sustainable solutions that help reduce waste and emissions, improve resource efficiency…
Published on 4 July 2018 Philippines
Legarda, principal author and co-sponsor of the measure, said that the law would strengthen climate adaptation mechanisms and the conservation of Philippine biodiversity. The lady senator Senator has pushed for the passage of the ENIPAS since 2013 to actively address the areas that remain under-protected. “Although we already have the NIPAS Act of 1992, many important ecosystems remained under protected, including open seas, coastal areas…
Published on 3 July 2018 Myanmar
More than 1,000 local residents were affected and dozens of homes were inundated with mud as floodwaters in the area washed the waste soil into residential areas on Monday. According to local residents, the nearby Uru River commonly floods in the monsoon season. However, the muddy floodwaters that have inundated the area since 2006 have been even more damaging than regular floods, they say. “Jade…
Published on 3 July 2018 Southeast Asia
Zhenzhong Zeng, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and the lead author of a July 2 article describing the findings in Nature Geoscience, said the researchers used a combination of satellite data and computational algorithms to reach their conclusions. The report shows a loss of 29.3 million hectares of forest (roughly 113,000 square miles or about twice the size of New York State) between 2000…
Published on 2 July 2018 Global
Investing in climate mitigation Dr. Charles Donovan, Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School, said: "Our work demonstrates that climate change is not only imposing economic and social costs on developing countries, but it is also amplifying existing risks that are already priced in fixed income markets. These impacts will grow. "The good news is that investments in…
Published on 29 June 2018 Global
Farming, being highly dependent on rainfall, soil health, and temperature, is most vulnerable to change in climate,” says Raj Paroda, former director-general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and a senior adviser of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI). More than 2.2 billion people in Asia rely on agriculture to make a living, according to data from the Asian Development Bank. The…
Published on 27 June 2018 Philippines
BFAR-Davao director Fatma Idris said that the reduction could not just be blamed on the illegal fishing operations because efforts have been undertaken already to clamp down on illegal fishers in the gulf. Based on the National Stock Assessment Program of BFAR’s National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Idris said the scientists claimed the reduction in the fish catch could be seen as an effect…
Published on 27 June 2018 Philippines
http://pop.inquirer.net/2018/06/read-local-youth-group-came-together-made-statement-climate-change/ Source Pop Inquirer | 26 June 2018
Published on 25 June 2018 Cambodia
The partnership was initiated under ‘Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia’, an ongoing project implemented by Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology with support from UNDP, aimed at linking climate information with agriculture, including establishing a drought information service in the country’s drought-prone provinces. As part of the global SERVIR service supported by NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development,SERVIR-Mekong seeks…
Published on 25 June 2018 Indonesia
A statement from the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney received by Antara here on Saturday mentioned that the launching ceremony was attended by the Consul General of RI in Sydney, Heru Subolo.This collaborative program has been developed by the Griffith Asia Institute under the leadership of Professor Caitlin Byrne as the director of the institute.This three-year program includes four main activities, namely high-level dialogue; joint…
Published on 25 June 2018 Southeast Asia
Extreme weather has pushed intense storms and floods further inland because of rising seas levels, be it in Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, and produced deadlier heatwaves like the recent ones in China and India—and the dry spells in 2014 and 2015 that threatened Singapore’s reservoir levels. Southeast Asia has built capabilities and infrastructure for disaster management over the years. But climate change has raised the…
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