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Climate change: the implications for regional security

Zachary Abuza, Radio Free Asia – 1 November 2021 Southeast Asia is one of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and, according to this article on Radio Free Asia, the most imminent threat from climate change to the region is security: rising seas will inundate cities, temperature will affect food production…

China’s deafening silence speaks loudest at global climate talks

The Straits Times – 6 November 2021 After the first week of meetings at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, climate experts have noted China’s “deafening silence” at the talks. Noted was their small delegation, lack of voice in talks and their push-back against calls to cut carbon emissions more quickly. Read the full article here.

Is Asia and the Pacific Ready for the Global Climate Stage?

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, IISD – 1 November 2021 There is a clear change of direction and cause for optimism concerning climate change momentum in Asia and the Pacific, but vested interests could act to slow this down. This article by The International Institute for Sustainable Development looks at whether the region is ready for the…

How Asia is crucial in the battle against climate change

The Economist – 30 October 2021 Despite clear directions of change, it is evident that vested interests in Asia will act to slow cooperation on climate change solutions. This article on The Economist looks at the reliance on coal consumption in Asia and explains why the region is vital in climate stabilisation. Read the full…

Climate threat over South Asia

Jawed Naqvi, Dawn – 26 October 2021 In this article on Dawn, the author explains why the SAARC member countries should “wake up” to the imminent threat of climate change on their livelihoods, and put aside their chronic political differences to cooperate on solutions. Read the full article here.

Adapt or Abandon? Hard Choices in the Himalayas

T.V. Padma, Sapiens – 27 October 2021 “Home or away, then, these Himalayan communities find that maintaining their cultural identity, heritage, and way of life is an uphill task.” This article on Sapiens documents the struggles of people in the Himalayas as climate change disrupts their livelihoods. Read the full article here.

4 Female Investors Who Are Using Their Capital To Drive Positive Social Change

Eric Wilson, Tatler Hong Kong – 11 March 2021 There is a recent trend of investors who are focusing on both the environmental and social and wealth impact of their investments, using their money to make positive change. Tatler Hong Kong looks at four female investors in this sphere who are investing their money into…

Education’s role in building back better for the planet

Christina Kwauk – Brookings The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we live in a socio-ecological system in which our human systems are deeply interconnected with our natural systems. Yet our education systems do not educate us to recognize, respect, or nurture this interdependency. The zoonotic nature of the coronavirus has exposed how human-caused environmental degradation…