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Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Jeremy Kohlitz, Pierre Mukheibir

As Prime Minister Tony Abbott attends the Pacific Island Forum summit today, attention has again turned to how the low-lying islands will deal with global warming. Pacific leaders have been highly critical of Australia’s post-2020 climate target.

Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Private Sector
Asia
John Prescott

As the world heads towards crucial global climate talks in Paris in December, and Premier Abe and President Obama met in Washington D.C., Japan's role in climate leadership is on my mind.

Capacity Building
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Catherine Wilson

As Pacific Islanders contemplate the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam this month across four Pacific Island states, including Vanuatu, leaders in the region are calling with renewed urgency for global action on climate finance, which they say is vital for building climate resilience and arresting development losses.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food
Minerals & Mining
Private Sector
Asia
Dr. Will Rifkin, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

The impact on farmers of drought exacerbated by climate change can be mitigated by aspects of certain forms of resource extraction.  However, the Australian experience suggests that such measures involve trade-offs.  These trade-offs illustrate how our energy choices are becoming increasingly com

Forests
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Tim McLaughlin

President U Thein Sein has warned Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Nay Pyi Taw of the growing threat posed by climate change during his opening remarks at the ASEAN Summit and urged the regional bloc to take increased measures to address the issue.

Water
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
Beth Walker

India and China’s much-publicised agreement last week claims to strengthen cooperation on shared rivers, supposedly allaying Indian fears over new dams.

Capacity Building
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Conflict Transformation
Asia
South America
Dennis Taenzler, adelphi

The role of adaptation in climate diplomacy efforts has gained some political attention.

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