Disaster-related displacement is often negative, but can result in more resilient communities under the right circumstances. This can include better management of remittances sent to family members in the disaster zone.
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
A pioneering initiative to transform defunct offshore oil platforms into artificial reefs could help unlock the power of the ocean to heal itself from the damage done by humans.
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
The main highlights of the UN climate conference in Katowice are the 4 “Cs” of coordination, capacity building, coherence, and champions.
The future of Nauru depends on the complex task of rehabilitating the land on the inner plateau of this Pacific island nation.
With little over a year to go, there is no margin for delay in setting the rules to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.
International carbon markets, if developed in a credible way, can play a vital role in accelerating climate action.
Meeting the region's clean energy needs will help Asian countries grow without compromising their climate commitments.