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The average age of a Filipino farmer is now 57.

Who's Growing Tomorrow's Food?

With a rapidly growing population in Asia and rising demand for drinking water, power, and food the competition for water resources is huge. The future challenge is how to grow more food with less water.

Yasmin Siddiqi

A child in a slum flooded by Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) in the Philippines.

World Water Day: How We Can ‘Unflood’ Asia

On World Water Day, it’s time to reflect on how several of Asia’s developing countries are especially vulnerable to floods. What can we do to better address this problem? Adopt a holistic approach to flood management and resilience.

Amy Leung

Will the Green Climate Fund Pledges Create a Momentum for Ongoing Climate Negotiations?

The recent formal pledging session for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)—more than $9 billion in just 5 months—is by far the most successful resource mobilization ever seen for a multilateral climate fund. The US has pledged $3 billion, followed by Japan ($1.5 billion), UK ($1.13 billion), and Germany and France (with $1 billion each). Four developing countries—Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Panama—have made pledges, breaking the traditional donor boundaries. 

Preety Bhandari

Window of Opportunity Still Open on Climate Action

A set of reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the last of which was released on November 2, 2014, sets the scene for governments to renew their efforts on the issue through ambitious commitments for a comprehensive climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. 

Preety Bhandari

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