Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blood poisoning and premature deaths are just some of the known public health hazards of haze that affect thousands. The actual scale of the impacts could be bigger, if only solid research data is available.
and Shira Idris –
Asean faces common challenges as a result of climate change, including sea level rise, mass migration, humanitarian crises, and international conflict. Here's how the region can work together to address these climate risks.
Shigehiro Shinozaki –
What benefits do Asia's poor and under-served communities stand to gain from digital finance inclusion? How can mobile money services be customised to make people's lives better? ADB's Shigehiro Shinozaki explores.
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.
International tourism may be booming but the benefits don't always reach the local populations due to leakage. Griffith University's Susanne Becken explains what leakage is and how to turn the situation around.
Major banks are slowly but surely ruling out financing companies clearing forests for profit. Could this be the turning point in the fight to save Southeast Asia’s remaining forests, asks Mighty's campaign director Deborah Lapidus.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...