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.
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.
We need to start planning today to accelerate our policy and investment options to address the potentially devastating impacts of ocean acidification.
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.
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.
With the right policies, the Yellow River can help the People’s Republic of China achieve its goals for ecological sustainability and economic growth.
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
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.
These charts illustrate the environmental impact of agriculture in Asia and the need to move toward sustainable and healthy diets that are also environmentally friendly and affordable.
To rebuild greener and address climate challenges, the People’s Republic of China should “green” its investments, financing tools and fiscal spending while at the same time developing a robust monitoring and evaluation framework.