The Philippines has secured $10 million in funding from the UN’s Green Climate Fund, its first under a scheme to provide financial assistance for adaptation and mitigation in countries vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Driven by greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and an accelerating pace of ice melting in the Arctic and Antarctica, capital cities Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok could be underwater by 2050, a recent study has found.
Frances Eleanor Dunn and Stephen Darby –
Many of the world’s deltas are facing an existential crisis. Better management of river sediment is vital. For dams specifically, environmental risk assessments that fully cost the consequences for downstream regions are required.
Farhana Haque Rahman –
This year's climate conference was expected to be a Blue COP, with a focus on oceans and greater aid to nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But with COP25 in jeopardy after Chile's withdrawal, will the voices of Pacific Islanders be heard?
Asian cities are facing a deadly mix of droughts and flooding that is only getting worse with increasing populations, urbanisation and the climate crisis. Here's how three of them are tackling the challenge.
Addressing climate change effectively will be impossible without progress on gender equality, argue Alison Holder and Sivananthi Thanenthiran. Here they provide recommendations on how to progress on both goals.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
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.
Todd Reubold, Ensia.com –
Watch this charming video of how Thai farmer Somsak Sriphumthong got rid of a destructive opium field and helped curb deforestation and downstream flooding with his organic and sustainable coffee farm.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.