With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Singapore’s carbon tax is designed to maximize green investments while minimizing negative effects on the overall economy.
To be resilient, urban poor and informal households need secure tenure, which is a household’s right to reside on the land on which they are living.
Governments in the region need to invest more in prevention and response to the long-term impacts of disaster displacement.
After a disappointing 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, there is a need to restore confidence that the intergovernmental process can deliver on mitigation, adaptation, and finance.
The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
Global supply chains link the welfare of disaster-hit companies and their surrounding communities to a network of corporations that have an economic incentive to help them bounce back.
India is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to disasters and it has a lot to share when it comes to preparing for them.
Effective and planned shoreline management would trigger activities for tourism, and support development of ocean and beach landscape, conserve biodiversity along with coastal people’s livelihood.
‘Build back better’ is often easier said than done after a disaster, but one example from the People’s Republic of China shows that it can be done well.