More effort and resources need to be invested in making migration a tool of climate change adaptation rather than accepting it as a failure to adapt.
“Inclusive growth” and “green growth” are two buzzwords that we often hear in the development sphere nowadays. This is not surprising since these two form key part of many development strategies. While Asia has done extremely well in expanding its economies in the last two to three decades, rapid growth has brought with it rising inequality—within and across countries. It has also badly damaged the environment along the way.
Transport planners, engineers, and sustainable transport advocates need to find the best examples of safe and efficient transport policies and move them to wide-spread replication.
All of us can be involved in our own distinct ways in the drive for a more a sustainable lifestyle and pattern of growth.
In Beijing, government vehicles were temporarily removed from the roads and some factory output stopped to address air pollution.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
Immediate action is needed on climate change and we must overcome skepticism.
The challenge is on for Myanmar to climb the development ladder armed with lessons learned and much needed safeguards in place.
Responding to climate change is more difficult for small islands due to their geographical isolation, socio-economic characteristics, and lack of technical capacity and knowledge.
If Asia and Pacific countries cannot find ways to ensure the availability of adequate and good quality water to sustain the socio-economic achievements in the region, then these advances could be lost.