Climate change is now being felt at the dining table and the consumer’s wallet. The prices of food and many other products and services are soaring, and one of the causes is “climate change inflation”.
Seaports, which are a lifeline for economies small and large, have been hit hard by COVID-19 disruptions. Using smart technology will help them rebound and could usher in a new era of equitable economic growth.
Developing economies in Asia have for years relied on partnerships with the private sector to pay for infrastructure projects. That could be in jeopardy during the pandemic.
Monitoring outputs and results of development projects involve communities much more in the age of hotlines, text messaging, the internet and social media.