Blog posts tagged to "population growth"

  • If more land is not made habitable for humans, Nauru will cease to exist.

    Nauru: Stuck between a rock… and the unforgiving ocean

    Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    The future of Nauru depends on the complex task of rehabilitating the land on the inner plateau of this Pacific island nation.

  • Proper waste disposal is not fully ingrained in the minds of many Filipinos.

    Let’s reeducate ourselves about the environment – who’s with me?

    Published on Friday, 30 June 2017

    Cleaning up is everyone’s job. Our responsibility doesn’t end once we step outside our home.

  • Water tap in rural Nepal.

    New rankings to help Asia better plan water strategy

    Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    Water demand in the region is coming under increasing stress from population growth, urbanization, and growing prosperity. But simply developing new water resources is not enough.

  • Commuters hop on a public bus in Manila.

    What's stopping you from using public transport?

    Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

    Reducing traffic on the road starts with each one of us taking our cars off the highway. If all of us were to use public transport, we can help to make the situation better.

  • Old men in Nepal.

    Can Asia protect the elderly?

    Published on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    The challenge of providing social protection for older persons in the region is about coming to terms with rapid social change processes as well as household saving and financing pension systems.

  • A sack of wheat grains being weighed before milling in India.

    Asia needs another ‘green revolution’ to ensure food security

    Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016

    Yesterday’s thinking will not solve tomorrow’s challenges; we need to do something radically different to ensure safe and quality food for everyone in the region.

  • Skyline of the Makati central business district in Manila, Philippines.

    Mayors matter for Asia's future livable cities

    Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

    Asian mayors will discuss in Frankfurt the competing challenges and opportunities their cities face to becoming inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

  • City workers landscaping public spaces around the embankment in Vinh Yen, Viet Nam.

    Using the 3 Es to make Asia’s cities livable

    Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

    Through the GrEEEn Cities approach we can realize sustainability and resilience to transform the way our cities are planned and managed.

  • Rice fields submerged by floods in Pakistan.

    Extending the reach of flood insurance

    Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015

    Disaster preparedness should include extending the reach of insurance to cover flooding to help individuals, businesses and governments to get back on their feet more quickly after a disaster strikes.

  • The average age of a Filipino farmer is now 57.

    Who's growing tomorrow's food?

    Published on Friday, 03 July 2015

    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.