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South Asia Again Confronts Displacement by Mother Nature’s Wrath

Thankfully, the eventual impact of Cyclone Mahasen on South Asia was softer than feared before it struck land this past week. However, the storm still left dozens dead and caused the precautionary evacuation or subsequent displacement of one million persons living in coastal areas around the Bay of Bengal.  

Bart Édes

Farmers glean the beach for seafood at low tide in Moromaho Island, Indonesia. Photo from <a href="http://www.adb.org/news/photo-essay/coral-triangle-book">Coral Triangle Book 2011.</a>

Why Invest in Natural Capital?

We’ve been thinking a lot lately about investing in “natural capital” in Asia and the Pacific – one of four key thrusts of ADB’s newly approved Environment Operational Directions for 2013-2020. 

Nessim Ahmad

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