The world in 2050: on the front line

12 November, 2013 by (comments)

Devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, with thousands dead, has left the Philippines reeling. As the typhoon headed across the South China Sea towards Vietnam, more than 600,000 people were evacuated from regions at risk by the authorities. The country escaped major disaster, but the threats posed by extreme climate conditions are ever present. “Recent extreme weather events taking place in Southeast Asia are a starkRead More …

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Thinking out of the box on climate change

7 November, 2013 by (comments)

Picture this. Floods in the Mekong Delta brew trouble in Southeast Asia, as agricultural land is submerged. Suddenly, private sector investment sparks mass buying of agricultural land – and what follows is a decline in critical biodiversity, combined with wildlife smuggling as poor farmers struggle to make a living from dwindling natural resources. Then climate change kicks in. SeaRead More …

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Framing the bigger picture: climate change in SE Asia

6 November, 2013 by (comments)

One thing is clear – thrashing out the big picture on climate change is not easy. Day one of the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and Food and Agriculture Organization’s Economics and policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC)* program’s Southeast Asian workshop: “Scenarios for Future Food Security, Environments and Livelihoods in Southeast Asia,” is over, and culminated in some heatedRead More …

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