Blogs on climate change
Published on Tuesday, 16 June 2015
With the region producing an ever greater share of global carbon emissions, what can it do to protect its people—and the world—from the effects of climate change?
Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Poverty and natural disasters are intertwined. Both, however, can be addressed together through the community-driven development approach to disaster preparedness, as we have learned in the Philippines.
Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Asia and the Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change. As the region works to prepare national and local resilience plans, scientific data are crucial.
Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015
Floods in India and Pakistan, typhoons in the Philippines and the recent earthquake in Nepal have reminded city leaders of the urgent need to safeguard the lives of their people, protect costly infrastructure, and ensure services and businesses can continue after disaster strikes.
Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Last week, representatives from 187 UN member states agreed on a new international framework to foster greater disaster resilience across the globe, the first of four global agreements on the post-2015 development agenda.
Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Will a top-down or a top-bottom approach save Asia and the world from climate change? ADB senior management officials and experts engaged top youth debaters to discuss the issue.
Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015
Thousands of participants will converge in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to agree on a new global plan to make nations and communities more resilient to natural calamities.
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015
Children are generally more at risk than adults when environmental threats gradually grow, or when natural disaster suddenly strikes.
Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015
There is still long way to go to reach a final agreement for effective climate change action in 2015, but the COP20 in Lima was an important step forward.
Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014
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.