No stranger to the threats of climate change, the Philippines is trying to achieve a delicate balance between climate action and energy security. Will its first solar factory inspire a much-needed transition to renewable energy?
Impact investors have signed a new partnership providing equity to sustainable small-scale fishing-related enterprises in Philippines and Indonesia, and also made a first investment in a Filipino fishing processing and exporting group.
Turning to low-tech, low-cost approaches to pollution prevention and flood reduction, like planting bamboo, diverts from previous approaches that used brute-force, cost billions of pesos, and failed to work effectively.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Internet access is a clear development enabler, yet it remains unequally distributed across the Asia-Pacific region. UN under-secretary-general Dr Shamshad Akhtar shares what's being done about this.
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.
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 ...