As Indian cities see mega developments rise, the people who may have to deal with severe pollution, water shortages, traffic congestion and other urban ills must be allowed to scrutinise the projects, campaigners urge.
Vinod Thomas –
The storm that smashed into the southeastern United States last week was another reminder that the window to counter the effects of climate change is closing. With extreme weather becoming more frequent, will US and international leaders be held accountable for their failure to cut carbon emissions?
Liu Zhenmin –
Not enough has been done to leverage our financial systems in pursuit of the SDGs, as financing still flows to short-term investment projects, writes UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, Liu Zhenmin.
The Asia Pacific region is the most vulnerable to climate change, but countries can reduce climate change-related risks by incorporating advanced technologies into infrastructure development, says ADB's Kijin Kim.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.