The World Needs a Path Forward on Biodiversity
A new global pact for nature expected to be passed at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in 2022 should balance the needs of developing and developed countries in helping avoid ecosystem collapse.
How to Deliver the Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure that Asia Needs
Governments in Asia and the Pacific should consider the direct and indirect benefits of resilient infrastructure, including losses avoided and economic and development benefits even when disaster doesn’t strike.
Hidden Pollution: Asia’s Rivers are Teeming with Pharmaceuticals
New technologies in water treatment systems, as well as other measures, are needed to better understand the problem of pharmaceutical contamination of Asia’s rivers.
How Tonga Prepared for and Responded to a Devastating Volcanic Eruption
Disaster preparedness, combined with updated risk information and timely assessments of damages and needs, were critical for Tonga’s response to the undersea volcanic eruption.
Don’t Look Up, Look into Solutions for Ocean Acidification
We need to start planning today to accelerate our policy and investment options to address the potentially devastating impacts of ocean acidification.
Focus Climate Finance on Results
Climate finance investments need a clear purpose, showing how these investments will help climate mitigation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions or how they will help climate adaptation by improving the resilience of infrastructure, communities, and livelihoods.
Plastic Waste and The Circular Economy
Instead of finding ways to manage the growing amounts of plastic waste, solutions should aim to generate less waste, something that a circular economy could achieve.
Protecting The Yellow River Basin in the People’s Republic of China
With the right policies, the Yellow River can help the People’s Republic of China achieve its goals for ecological sustainability and economic growth.
For Clean Islands and a Clean Ocean in the Pacific, Start with Solid Waste Management
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
How Carbon Pricing Can Drive Green Recovery and Growth
Carbon pricing – the cost of the damage caused by climate change – can be an important part of a broader climate policy that creates incentives to reduce emissions.