The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Blog posts on "flooding"
We must be fully aware that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe to prepare better for their impacts.
Peer-to-peer electricity trading can be a game-changer for off-grid communities.
The municipality is now more resilient to monsoon flooding thanks to an ADB-supported infrastructure project that will also promote industrial investment and tourism.
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.
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.
Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.