This paper introduces the concept of a “data loop”— the relationship between governments and the private sector focused on enhancing data sharing to accelerate climate action.
The devastating effects of sea level rise and extreme weather events have the potential to result in migration, humanitarian crises and international conflict. By collaborating on mitigation actions now, as a new report suggests, member nations of ASEAN can address these threats.
Industrial facilities release upwards of 400 million tons of toxic pollutants into the world’s waters each year. For many of Asia’s poorest communities who depend on local waterways for drinking, bathing, farming and fishing, they need to know whether their water is polluted or dangerously toxic.
Asia's growing manufacturing, industry and services sectors are increasing demand for electricity in Southeast Asia, which too often results in more power plant pollution and a rise in climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, regional leaders are blazing ahead with clean energy.
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports 60 million people. New research shows that climate change could damage $18 billion worth of infrastructure and decrease economic productivity in the region by $16 billion annually by 2050.
Raising awareness of threats to coral reefs and providing information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively.
Energy insecurity, water scarcity, and climate change pose growing risks for the real estate sector in South and Southeast Asia, yet the connections between these trends and financial impacts are not well understood by analysts, investors, companies, and governments in the
Water-related risks are receiving more attention than in the past, yet the connection to power sector development is not well understood by investors, governments, and companies in South and Southeast Asia. This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the publicly listed companies in the USD1 $40 billion food and beverage (F&B) sector in South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on domestic companies that process and
Climate change is here. The present and future implications of a warming climate are becoming clearer, thanks to a growing body of scientific evidence devoted to the topic. Most of society now recognizes the importance of dealing with the problem, which will include not just warmer
This project used the tools, techniques and data developed under the Reefs at Risk in Southeast Asia project to implement more detailed analyses of threats to coastal resources in Sabah in close collaboration with local partners.
This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
On March 4, 2000, the water level in the Se San River rose suddenly, causing loss of life and livelihood to fishermen and farmers in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri Province.
The aim of this report is to establish the linkages between the design and implementation of decentralization policies on the one hand, and the effects of those policies on poverty alleviation, equity, and environmental sustainability, on the other.
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This paper is one of a series of REPSI “working papers” that seeks to illuminate the cutting-edge issues, challenges, and opportunities of natural resource management in the region’s uplands.
Recent years have brought new evidence of a burgeoning water crisis in mainland Southeast Asia. Cycles of flash floods and droughts emerged as the most serious threat to Vietnam’s growing agricultural economy.
In 1995, the World Resources Institute published a comparative study of national laws and policies affecting forests and forest-dwellers in India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and PNG (Lynch and Talbott, 1995). The study arrived at two main conclusions.
The government of Lao PDR has recently promulgated a series of laws and policies governing the allocation and use of natural resources. These reforms have positive long-term implications for rural development and environmental protection.