The three-year scheme aims to help 150 developing-world cities pull in more capital from the private sector, to cover the costs of keeping their infrastructure and communities safe from wilder weather and rising seas.
A new report by think tank Sustainia suggests that climate action can achieve a twofold function: improve the quality of life in urban neighbourhoods most vulnerable to catastrophes, and help cities save money by reducing clean-up costs.
and Jacob Lindsay –
NASA has used digital twin technology to simulate situations, solve problems and maintain systems. Can virtual models achieve the same for cities and mitigate the worst effects of climate change and urbanisation?
Nathan Rive –
This is the 'golden era' of international climate finance. ADB's Nathan Rive shares his advice on how countries can successfully apply for funding to climate-proof themselves for the future.
and Vasundhara Saravade –
The financial sector is infamously guilty of short term thinking, sometimes at a cost to the environment. Can green bonds help the industry address long-term climate change problems?
The recent string of natural disasters has been a costly but critical lesson—that we need to prepare for more extreme weather, and protect the vulnerable who disproportionately bear the brunt of these, writes UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Ping Manongdo –
It has been said that the fight against climate change will be won in cities. In this video by C40, mayors of the world’s mega cities share what they are doing to address the most pressing climate threats.
In its promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme addresses particularly the needs, role and potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are ...
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals ...
The Smart Villages Initiative brings together key players—entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, villagers, NGOs, financiers, civil society and development organisations, policymakers, and regulators—from the frontline of delivering off-grid energy for development ...
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...