With glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price.
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
The way that cities are conceived, planned and managed does not always recognise the interconnections between the different systems they run on. But this must change if we are to address future challenges, says Dr Steffen Lehmann.
Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather.
Ellen Gray, The Third Pole –
Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the Earth’s average global surface temperature could rise more than 4 degrees Celsius or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century. These videos attempt to show how that looks like.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...