During the pandemic, people in cities have seen how valuable green space is for mental and physical health. We should protect and expand green space and make its benefits accessible to all.
Now is the time to take advantage of the clean air being experienced in many cities across Asia. We must not support a “quick and dirty” post-COVID-19 recovery plan that returns pollution to the region’s skies.
Blue credits offer an innovative financing approach for attracting private capital to oceans health improvement projects.
To reduce air pollution, national and city government policy makers, their development partners, academe, and the private sector need to work with young people.
Investments in climate-resilient infrastructure should be the centerpiece of the billions of dollars in economic stimulus being used to rebuild Asia’s economies.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.
The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.