Co-organized by China Daily, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai International Studies University and Asia News Network, researchers and journalists discussed the way forward on climate action for the Asian region.
Soumya Sarkar –
Tens of millions of people are migrating or are being displaced in South Asia due to disasters brought on by climate change, and the number could rise three-fold in 30 years unless countries in the region take strong measures to mitigate the worst effects of global warming.
Jyotiraj Patra –
Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.