Blogs Label: Opinion

Floods in South Asia and US: Is climate change the link?

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

In the past week, there have been devastating floods in Houston, Texas in the United States of America as well as in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, not to mention China as well.

Although these events occurred in very different parts of the planet and each had somewhat unique causes and circumstances, nevertheless, their severity can now credibly be linked to human induced climate change that has already raised global mean atmospheric temperatures above one degree Centigrade since pre-industrial times.


Paying for our climate in Pakistan

Opinion Author: Nimra Naeem

Pakistan ranks as the 8th most vulnerable country to climate change according to the Global Climate Risk Index although it produces less than 1% of the World’s GHG emissions. It draws a sad picture of how poor countries have to pay the price for the emissions generated by the richer countries.


How to tell a compelling story about your project

Opinion Author: Laurie Goering, Zoe Tabary

Start with a story if you can. Imagine you are excitedly telling your next-door neighbour or your cousin about something really interesting that’s happened in your project. You have just a minute or two to do it, and that they are completely unfamiliar with the project. How would you start?


Gender equality for successful national climate action

Opinion Author: Verania Chao

While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, women and girls commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from climate change, particularly when they are living in poverty. Climate-related disasters also hit women hard, often due to restrictions on their mobility and access to information. Women’s unequal participation in decision-making and access to resources and information compound other inequalities and often prevent them from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.


Why resilient cities are important to ASEAN's future

Opinion Author: Ashvin Dayal

To sustain ASEAN’s economic progress over the next 50 years, its leaders must commit to focusing on climate change.

Manila, where ASEAN leaders are gathering this week, is a reminder of the region’s remarkable growth, and of one of its biggest challenges.

The bustling Philippine metropolis epitomizes how 50 years of robust economic expansion has prompted unprecedented urban migration in Southeast Asia. But it also illustrates the vulnerability of the region’s booming mega-cities, many of which lay exposed to extreme weather events.   


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