Asia-Pacific is the world's most disaster-prone region, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for greater investment in disaster reduction to make the region's over 700 million people climate shock-proof.
Almost all of Asean's top listed companies are carrying out sustainability reporting, but they have a long way to go when it comes to improving the quality of their reports and being transparent about their anti-corruption policies.
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Laws intended to protect lands belonging to indigenous groups may inadvertently end up doing just the opposite, especially when the laws are not grounded in an understanding of traditional worldviews.
and Marcella Guererro –
The global community has to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and climate vulnerable countries are taking the lead on this, say Philippines senator Loren Legarda and Costa Rican congresswoman Marcella Guerrerro.
Women are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than men, but there is also a growing number of sustainable development solutions by and for women worldwide. Sustainia's global communication lead Katie McCrory highlights three examples.
The Paris agreement has been hailed as a success by many, but it fell short of protecting rural women farmers, who are one of the most vulnerable social groups, says Oxfam Philippines campaigner Airah Cadiogan.
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...