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Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

With Kaveh Zahedi and Nessim Ahmad on Thu, 05 June 2014

Human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth's climate. The impacts are already plain to see: floods and droughts, volatile food prices, and increased vulnerability for the poor. On World Environment Day 2014 we look at how climate change is affecting vulnerable coastal communities across Asia and the Pacific and what can be done to mitigate its impact.

Making GrEEEn cities a Reality

With Sonia Chand Sandhu and Ramola Naik Singru on Thu, 29 May 2014

Cities around Asia are identifying ways of improving quality of life for their growing number of inhabitants. To make “grEEEn” cities a reality, they need to balance Environment sustainability, Equitable services, and boost Economic activity. Green cities are livable cities.

Women at Work: Breaking through Asia's Glass Ceiling

With Imrana Jalal and Nelien Haspels on Tue, 22 April 2014

Economic growth in Asia and the Pacific will only translate into more and better jobs for women when legislative, economic, and social reforms are introduced.

Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

With Ben Rolfe, Dr. Eva-Maria Christophel and Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe on Mon, 07 April 2014

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and lymphatic filariasis that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific.

Supporting Women's Contribution to the Fight against Climate Change

With Lauren Sorkin, Linda Adams and Liane Schalatek on Wed, 26 March 2014

Women play a front line role in managing energy, waste, and water resources and are uniquely positioned to contribute in the fight against climate change. Yet new research funded by the Nordic Development Fund shows women are rarely considered in the disbursal of multi-million dollar global climate funds.

Powering Myanmar's Growth

With Chong Chi Nai and Jong-Inn Kim on Wed, 15 January 2014

Since Myanmar’s reform process began in 2011, its energy architecture has seen many positive developments. A robust energy development plan is crucial to the successful continuation of the country's economic and social development.

Social Protection: A Key Instrument for Inclusive Growth

With Sri Wening Handayani and Michelle Domingo-Palacpac on Thu, 18 July 2013

Three questions will be answered during the live chat: What is the current state of social protection systems and programs in Asia and the Pacific region? How can countries expand and strengthen social protection to cover its poor and vulnerable populations? Why are social protection programs important in times of disasters?

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