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Carbon-locking peat is being depleted for use as fuel and to convert land for agriculture and roads. A lack of research means experts are unsure how quickly this is happening.
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A common green taxonomy with the European Union and strict disclosure rules will bring China closer to international standards. But entrenched interests driving investments in heavily polluting assets in Asia can complicate the picture.
Myanmar’s environmental record was weak but improving. Then came the coup
After more than a decade of hard-won gains in the fight against poverty, the number of poor people in Myanmar could double as a result of the combined impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crisis.
Indigenous villagers, Borneo
Indigenous people have long been marginalised worldwide. To boost their livelihoods and save Borneo's remaining forests, an indigenous-led organisation in Malaysia has been providing communities with green power for nearly two decades.
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Africa did not cause the climate crisis, but African leaders find themselves having to take the initiative in developing strategies for coping with it, to mitigate climate change's impact on the continent's water security and sanitation.
Lockdowns have increased the risk of violence against women. Governments have made more resources available for survivors, but without programmes to address the problem's root causes, the assistance do little to prevent future incidents.
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Food & Agriculture

Ending hunger sustainably

Saving the planet does not have to come at the expense of feeding the poor, and vice versa. If governments can implement a series of relatively low-cost initiatives with private-sector support, the world can still wipe out global hunger by 2030 without jeopardising the fight against climate change.
notice about the shortage of Covid-19 vaccine supplies India
If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalisation and regional cooperation.
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Achim Steiner talking at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. Image UNDP Asia Pacific
The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
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