Asia-Pacific Climate Digest: Issue #38 Week 1, Dec. 2021

Compiled by Ms. Purnima Joshi


Over the past week, The World Bank Group released its new South Asia Climate Roadmap to help guide its interventions as it implements the World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2.0 in this key region. The roadmap lays out how the Bank Group will support climate action - both mitigation and adaptation efforts - for governments and private sector clients in the region over the next five years.

Closer to home here in South-East Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines called for stronger economic ties for recovery and climate action, while a recent report in Thailand

revealed that climate change and unplanned urbanization will result in a decrease in

groundwater resources and intensified flood risk in Bangkok.

From a food security perspective too, it was highlighted that the impacts of climate change are too big to ignore. They include extreme weather events that can severely affect productivity in the agriculture sector, and thus disrupt food availability and threaten food security.

Happy Reading!



COP26


What does the Glasgow Climate Pact mean for Asian energy companies?

Natural Gas World, 26 Nov 2021

Much has been discussed on the implications of the Glasgow Climate Pact for the global economy and energy markets. Net zero pledges, equitable transition financing and global carbon market development grabbed headlines.

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Building capacities for net-zero emissions: Lessons ranging from South Africa to Asia

Orfonline.org, 27 Nov, 2021

The response to the climate crisis has lagged considerably behind the awareness about the issue at hand.

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SOUTH-EAST ASIA


Duterte calls for stronger ties for inclusive recovery, climate action in Asia-Europe Meeting

CNN, 26 Nov 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte called for stronger economic ties for recovery and climate action during the virtual 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.

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City floods to worsen: study

Bangkok Post, 27 Nov 2021

Climate change and unplanned urbanisation will result in a decrease in groundwater resources and intensified flood risk in Bangkok, a study by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has found.

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Climate change and Indonesia's food system resilience

The Jakarta Post, 30 Nov 2021

The impacts of climate change are too big to ignore. They include extreme weather that can severely affect productivity in the agriculture sector, and thus disrupt food availability and threaten food security.

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Southeast Asia's Coal-Cutting Challenge

NHK News, 29 Nov 2021

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FOOD & AGRICULTURE


IN FOCUS: Will changing what we eat help save the planet?

Channel News Asia, 27 Nov 2021