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1. No poverty

1. No poverty

While extreme poverty has eased considerably since 1990, pockets of the worst forms of poverty persist. Ending poverty requires universal social protection systems aimed at safeguarding all individuals throughout the life cycle. It also requires targeted measures to reduce vulnerability to disasters and to address specific underserved geographic areas within each country.

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News

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An analysis of public health data in Cambodia has found increased rates of malnutrition among children born in areas where deforestation had recently occurred.
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Problematic switches to shrimp farming in areas of rising salinity in India and Bangladesh underline the need for political reform.
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The loss and damage fund's success hinges on women's participation and recognising their uneven climate burden, rights groups say.
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Researchers emphasise the critical importance of water governance for the future of one billion people in South Asia, highlighting that climate change exacerbates pressures on water resources and poses a risk of destabilisation, thereby advocating for integrated river basin management approaches.
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Opinion

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Air pollution is a 'silent killer', say former New Zealand PM and former WHO chief scientist.
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What does the future hold for the millions of women left to work in Asia's agriculture sector battling a climate in collapse?
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Work must continue beyond the two weeks in Dubai to drive a gender-responsive transition, writes COP28's Razan Al Mubarak in her post-COP28 reflection. Improving data, finance and creating work opportunities for women should be prioritised.
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Bangladesh needs international support to protect its people from worsening climate change impacts and build out renewable energy.

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Videos

Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
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On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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Podcasts

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EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
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The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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Humanity and the planet are suffering from a serious case of food poisoning. Eco-Business spoke to Brent Loken, WWF's global lead food scientist, about how changes to our diet can help fix our broken food system, and restore our health and the planet's strained ecosystems.
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EB Studio Mining can come at great environmental cost, but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia's mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.
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