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International disasters in Asia Pacific: Indonesia's civil-military responses
Long a recipient of international assistance during ‘natural’ disasters, Indonesia has been recently stepping up its joint civil-military humanitarian responses in the Asia Pacific. What does this mean for Indonesia and ...
Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Gender: The Southeast Asia Experience
The 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action has called for a gendered approach in disaster risk reduction efforts. Despite being frequently battered by climate-related disaster events, countries in Southeast Asia remain rather ...
Protecting Our Seas - Climate Change Adaptation: Case of South China Sea
President Donald Trump has recently pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at a time when climate impacts in the South China Sea have become visible. Strengthening existing regional mechanisms for marine ...
1.5°C Too Soon : More Must Be Done
The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the ...
COP24 and the Silesia Declaration : Impact on Palm Oil
The negotiations in the recently concluded COP24 in Katowice produced a critical rulebook for the 2015 Paris Agreement. Equally important is the Silesia Declaration signed during the conference. It exhorted relevant ...
Build Back Greener: Climate Change & Humanitarian Response
Humanitarian response traditionally provides relief and protection to a population affected by conflict or natural disaster. Environmental considerations and climate change adaptation however have yet to be fully integrated ...
Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Mitigation or Vulnerability?
Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, ...
Combating Haze: Holding One’s Breath A Year On
Indonesia’s efforts to combat forest fires have thus far shown some signs of progress. Doubts over Indonesia’s commitment and the effectiveness of its measures however seem to remain.
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump’s Impending U-turn on Climate Change: Worry for Southeast Asia?
US president-elect Donald Trump’s environmental commitments appear elusive. His remarks on climate change and his recent nominees for cabinet members have stirred domestic concerns surrounding climate-related issues. Would ...