Catastrophic rains, urban flooding and warmer temperatures are forecasted for Southeast Asia in the next few decades. Is the region prepared? Water experts suggest that reconnecting with nature is one key way to cope.
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?
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If Asian cities continue with business-as-usual modes of energy use and urban development, they will not only exacerbate global climate change, but could also face severe risks including economic struggle, flooding, and food stress.
The struggle to deal with urban flooding has dominated international headlines recently. Here's how China's national "sponge cities" policy takes on rainfall and flooding, and what else it can do to achieve its ambitious goals.
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.
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the ...