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    World Resources Report: Decision Making in a Changing Climate

    This post is based on the foreword to World Resources: Decision Making in a Changing Climate, co-signed by Helen Clark (UNDP), Achim Steiner (UNEP), Robert B. Zoellick (World Bank Group), and Jonathan Lash (WRI).

    Conditions are changing in our world. Some are feeling the impact now, from the heat wave and wildfires in Russia of the last two years, the devastating floods in Pakistan and Australia, tornadoes in the United States, mudslides in Brazil, drought in China. Others are worrying about the impacts to come: the tea growers in Kenya’s highlands who are seeing cases of malaria they didn’t see only five years ago; the cocoa farmers in Ghana who think about how changes in rainfall will affect their sensitive crops; the rice farmers in Vietnam who are increasingly concerned about rising water levels.

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    The Right Mix: The Philippines Achieving its Renewable Energy Goals

    This piece, by Pete Maniego and Lutz Weischer, originally appeared in the Manila Bulletin.

    The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations.

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    Developing Countries Can Spark Wave of Innovation in Clean Energy

    Looking for the innovations that can help developing countries achieve a low-carbon energy future, at an affordable cost.

    At this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, policymakers, private sector firms, and non-governmental organizations will discuss how Asian countries can transform their power sectors while meeting development needs.

    One topic on the agenda will be innovation: new approaches to bring down the cost and improve the performance of low-carbon energy technologies.

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    Undisclosed Risk

    Corporate Environmental and Social Reporting in Emerging Asia

    This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change...

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    Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia

    Making the Vision a Reality

    Identifies indicators of sustainable transport to help decision makers in Asian cities better understand the current sustainability, or lack of it, of their urban transport systems and to develop more structured and quantified approaches to policy making.

    This is a joint publication...

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    Decentralization of Natural Resources Management

    Lessons from Southeast Asia: Case Studies Under REPSI

    Summarizes case studies on decentralization of natural resource management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It analyzes the type and extent of decentralization and outcomes people and surrounding ecosystems.

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Making effective decisions in a changing climate

This piece originally appeared on the Bangkok Post website.

A third of Thailand is under water. Epic floods have taken people's lives, destroyed businesses and crops, and are now sweeping into Bangkok.

As the capital braces itself, some people are beginning to point fingers at various culprits: the unusually heavy rains possibly linked to climate change, ineffective communications within government, and poor infrastructure decisions.

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World Resources Report: Decision Making in a Changing Climate

This post is based on the foreword to World Resources: Decision Making in a Changing Climate, co-signed by Helen Clark (UNDP), Achim Steiner (UNEP), Robert B. Zoellick (World Bank Group), and Jonathan Lash (WRI).

Conditions are changing in our world. Some are feeling the impact now, from the heat wave and wildfires in Russia of the last two years, the devastating floods in Pakistan and Australia, tornadoes in the United States, mudslides in Brazil, drought in China. Others are worrying about the impacts to come: the tea growers in Kenya’s highlands who are seeing cases of malaria they didn’t see only five years ago; the cocoa farmers in Ghana who think about how changes in rainfall will affect their sensitive crops; the rice farmers in Vietnam who are increasingly concerned about rising water levels.

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The Right Mix: The Philippines Achieving its Renewable Energy Goals

This piece, by Pete Maniego and Lutz Weischer, originally appeared in the Manila Bulletin.

The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations.

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Developing Countries Can Spark Wave of Innovation in Clean Energy

Looking for the innovations that can help developing countries achieve a low-carbon energy future, at an affordable cost.

At this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, policymakers, private sector firms, and non-governmental organizations will discuss how Asian countries can transform their power sectors while meeting development needs.

One topic on the agenda will be innovation: new approaches to bring down the cost and improve the performance of low-carbon energy technologies.

Share

Undisclosed Risk

Corporate Environmental and Social Reporting in Emerging Asia

This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change...

Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia

Making the Vision a Reality

Identifies indicators of sustainable transport to help decision makers in Asian cities better understand the current sustainability, or lack of it, of their urban transport systems and to develop more structured and quantified approaches to policy making.

This is a joint publication...

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