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.
The first batch of 21 containers out of a total of 263 was labeled for recycling, but has been uncovered to be medical waste. This constitutes a violation of the Basel Convention that regulates the global movement of hazardous waste.
Authorities in Sri Lanka are seeking millions of dollars in damages after a weeklong firefighting operation to put out a blaze on board an oil tanker in its waters that are also home to a wealth of marine biodiversity.
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.
Helen Clark –
The emergence of teen climate activists like Greta Thunberg is no gimmick. To galvanise climate action and achieve sustainable development, children and a healthy future must be put at the center of national strategies.
and Junice Yeo –
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.
Beyond its positive impacts to climate and the environment, a transformation to 100 per cent renewable energy will also spur several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), say ADB's Priyantha Wijayatunga and UNDP's Alexandra Soezer.