Asia's Coastal Areas Are More Than Just Carbon Credits
The emergence of ‘blue carbon’ in the global carbon markets could help protect Southeast Asia's coastlines, but these habitats should be valued for more than their carbon.
Three Ways to Kickstart the Use of Biomethane in Asia
To pursue an equitable energy transition, we need to find new ways to produce energy. Biomethane is a low-cost, reliable, and community-oriented way to start.
Addressing the Risks of Climate Change: Six Strategies for Asia and the Pacific
The uncertainties of climate change call for actions driven by the best available knowledge, as well as meeting the financing needs of developing countries. Integrating adaptation into policy upfront is essential to achieve these goals.
Connecting the Unbanked: How the Internet of Things can Expand Financial Services
The Internet of Things—a rapidly growing network of connected devices—can help bring financial services to those most in need.
Microfinance Survived the Pandemic but Challenges Lie Ahead
The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
Islamic Finance Can Be a Powerful Tool to Boost Climate Action
Addressing the climate emergency will require all the funding possible from as many diverse sources as possible. Islamic climate finance instruments could help in Asia and in many other parts of the world.
Workers Need Digital Skills to Remain Relevant in the Post-Pandemic Job Market
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
How Do We Stop These Devastating Floods? Start With These Six Steps
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Here’s How Better Crop Insurance Can Help Asia’s Farmers Survive Climate Change
‘Parametric’ insurance could offer farmers quicker relief when they lose their crops to floods, storms and other climate-driven calamities.
Online Job Listings Rebounded Strongly After the Pandemic
Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.