Derek Hondo

Capacity Building and Training Coordinator

Derek Hondo previously worked at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Capacity Building and Training Associate from 2019-2021. His research interests include circular economy, climate change, environmental policy, sustainable urban development, and social inclusion. He holds an MA in Global Environmental Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo and received his Pre-medicine BSc in biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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Climate change intensified the impacts of the pandemic. Photo: ADB

After COP28: Building Climate-Resilient Health Systems

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai marked the historic inclusion of health in climate discussions, highlighting the urgent need for resilient health systems amid climate change. Nations are now working to adopt the Climate and Health Declaration, which recognizes the intertwined future of climate change and health.

Derek Hondo