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WMO Climate Change

Climate Change and Early Warnings with Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO

Prof. Petteri Taalas speaking with ADPC at the 26th Conference of Parties in Glasgow, United Kingdom (Photo by ADPC) Prof. Petteri Taalas is Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). How does the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) view the current climate situation? We are currently not on track towards achieving the 1.5 to 2 degrees [...] Read More

Climate News 14 December – 20 December 2022

Urgent Action Needed in South Asia to Curb Deadly Air Pollution Source: World Bank Date: 14 Dec 2022 South Asia suffers from severe air pollution, with nine of the world's ten most polluted cities. The pollution causes two million premature deaths annually and significant economic costs. The World Bank report emphasizes the need for coordinated [...] Read More
viable climate smart agriculture

The Economic Viability of Climate-Smart Agriculture

James Giles (Photo by ADPC) James Giles is a Climate Strategy Specialist with the Alliance of Bioversity International & International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Do you believe that Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is part of the solution that the international community is searching for? I am always cautious to speak about CSA as a solution, [...] Read More
Climate News 7 December

Climate News 7 December – 13 December 2022

Global Shapers: How youth and least developed countries helped shape climate outcomes at COP27 Source: World Economic Forum Date: 9 Dec 2022 During COP27, the Global Shapers Community, a network of over 15,000 young change-makers, played a significant role in advocating for climate action. These young individuals participated in negotiations and held over 100 side [...] Read More
Climate-smart agriculture in South Asia

Development of Climate-Smart Agriculture in South Asia

Professor Vellingiri Geethalakshmi, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) (Photo by TNAU) Prof. Vellingiri Geethalakshmi is Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), India. Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) was coined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2010. It encapsulates the need for agriculture in developing countries to undergo a significant transformation [...] Read More
Climate News 30 November

Climate News 30 November – 6 December 2022

National media workshop on 'Cryosphere changes and its impacts on ecosystems and livelihoods' organised Source: The Himalayan Times Date: 1 Dec 2022 A national media workshop was held in Lalitpur, Nepal, aiming to explore the intersections between the cryosphere, climate change, and their effects on ecosystems and livelihoods in the Himalayan communities. The workshop, organized [...] Read More
Trout Magazine River Campaign

Fishing for Responsible Recreation

An offroad vehicle plows through a stream (photo by: Ahmad Syahrir/ Pexels). The Transport sector is both a driver and victim of climate change impacts. According to the World Bank, transport accounts for 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and with urbanization and motorization on the rise in developing countries, this could grow [...] Read More
Bangladesh landslide risk

Bangladesh Landslide Risks for Resilient Road Planning

Click above to view the full research paper. SummaryDetailsSummary This research paper on Bangladesh landslide risks examines the escalating occurrence of landslides in the vulnerable Chittagong Hill Tract districts, including Rangamati, caused by extreme hydro-meteorological conditions resulting from climate change. These landslides have inflicted significant damage on vital transportation infrastructure such as roads and bridges. [...] Read More
Climate News 23 November

Climate News 23 November – 29 November 2022

Bhutan to explore sovereign green bonds as alternative financing Source: Kuensel Date: 25 Nov 2022 Bhutan is developing a framework for sovereign green bonds as part of its efforts to finance climate mitigation and adaptation activities. A sovereign green bond is a debt instrument issued by the government with the commitment to use the funds [...] Read More
Dr. Prathap Rao Interview

Patched-up and Pothole-free with Dr. Prathap Rao

Dr. Prathap Rao, a.k.a PotHole Raja, helping fix potholes in Bengaluru, India (photo by: PotHole Raja, 2022) Potholes are a proper pain for road-users, damaging cars and putting lives at risk. They are predominantly caused by water and traffic. Water weakens the soil beneath the pavement while traffic applies the loads that stress the pavement [...] Read More