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ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

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‘Unabated climate change threatens to undo many of the development advancements of the last decades, not least by incurring high economic losses,’ says a report from the Asian Development Bank

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous” for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday, July 14. Continue reading ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

Climate reality, Kickstarting action in the Philippines

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Devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in November 2013. Photo courtesy ADB
Addressing climate change in Asia and the Pacific ‘will require a closer examination of technologies and partnerships to engender low-carbon, climate-resilient development’

March 21, 2016 — The Philippines had an important messenger of climate action earlier this week. It was none other than former US Vice President Al Gore, visiting the country to help build a corps of Continue reading Climate reality, Kickstarting action in the Philippines

For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

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A family settlement in the deep mountains of Bayankhongor province in Mongolia. How is climate change affecting the lives of people in the country? Photo by: Lean Santos / Devex

March 9, 2016 —When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was Continue reading For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets