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Asia-Pacific Climate Digest: Issue #46 Week 1, March 2022

Compiled by Ms. Purnima Joshi


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the second chapter of its most sweeping assessment in seven years on the effects of global warming earlier this week on Monday. This week’s compilation thus carries various perspectives from the different channels about this report. A staggering 143 million people will likely be uprooted over the next 30 years by rising seas, searing temperatures and other climate calamities. Though climate change is a worrying phenomenon for the entire world, the implications for South Asia, especially India, are particularly severe as the region faces a multitude of risks of climate-induced disasters in the next few decades. Southeast Asia is among regions hit the hardest by climate change and is at risk of losing settlements and infrastructure to the rise in sea levels. From searing "heat islands" to flash floods and rising seas, an increasing torrent of climate change impacts threatens half of the world's population living in urban areas.


Thanks for joining us here and read on for more details and other news…



IPCC REPORT


What is the IPCC and what will its next report cover?

Eco-Business, 25 Feb 2022

We explain how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change charts the likely impacts of action – or inaction – to limit and adapt to climate change, and what it will cover in its crucial upcoming reports. Read further...



UN: Climate change to uproot millions, especially in Asia

The Diplomat, 3 March 2022

A United Nations report says a staggering 143 million people will likely be uprooted over the next 30 years by rising seas, searing temperatures and other climate calamities. Read further...




India to face brunt of climate change, warns IPCC report

Mediaindia.eu, 1 March 2022

Though climate change is a worrying phenomenon for the entire world, the implications for South Asia, especially India, are particularly severe as the region faces a multitude of risks of climate-induced disasters in the next few decades, Read further...



IPCC report: Seven key findings for Asia, from sea level rise to glacial flooding

The Independent, 1 March 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published the second chapter of its most sweeping assessment in seven years on the effects of global warming on Monday.

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Southeast Asia Among Regions Hardest Hit by Climate Change – ST

AsiaFinanciaNews, 1 March 2022

Southeast Asia is among regions hit the hardest by climate change and is at risk of losing settlements and infrastructure to the rise in sea levels, the Straits Times reported, citing a study. Read further ...



Climate grave threat to billions in urbanized world

New Straits Times, 1 March 2022

From searing "heat islands" to flash floods and rising seas, an increasing torrent of climate change impacts threatens half of the world's population living in urban areas, a major report by UN experts said Monday. Read further ...



Climate change: Five things we've learned from the IPCC report

bbc.com, 1 March 2022

A new report released this week by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) looks at the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change. Read further...




IPCC Warns China Will Be Hit Hard By Climate Change

sixthtone.com, 3 March 2022

China will be among the countries hardest hit by global warming and needs to do more to adapt to mounting climate hazards, according to a new report published this week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Commentary: Current adaptations to climate change won't be enough to save our planet

Channel News Asia, 3 March 2022

To avoid irreversible losses to our planet, we must take urgent and accelerated action to adapt to climate change, but the window to secure an equitable and sustainable future is rapidly closing, warn three vice-chairs of the IPCC. Read further ...



Climate Responses That Backfire Are a Growing Problem, IPCC Says

Bloomberg, 2 March 2022

Not only are humans not adapting fast enough to hazards created by climate change, many of the relatively limited dollars they are putting toward preparing for a warmer future are being misspent, according to the world’s leading scientists. Read further ...



INDUSTRY & CORPORATES


Deloitte China acquires consultancy to strengthen climate change and sustainability offerings

Marketing-interactive.com, 22 Feb 2022

Deloitte China has acquired most of the advisory business of Hong Kong based sustainability consultancy Carbon Care Asia. The company aims to boost its professional capabilities to meet the soaring demand for sustainability and carbon

advisory services in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

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ESG investing: Asian listed firms have a lot of catching up to do in climate impact disclosures, survey show

South China Morning Post, 2 March 2022

Companies listed in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Mumbai fare poorly in disclosures. Between 28 and 52 per cent of them failed last year to inform investors about their greenhouse gas emissions and their mitigation plans. Read further...



ADDITIONAL READS


AWS launches carbon footprint tool to combat climate change

datacenternews.com, 3 March 2022

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Climate change: can storytelling save the planet?

Campaign, 24 Feb 2022


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CGM's Asia-Pacific Climate Digest is compiled by communications consultant Purnima Joshi.

With over two decades of experience in corporate communications, Purnima combines her skills in creative and communication along with her passion for working for the community. She has worked on a multitude of projects in waste management, circular economy, building active citizenship in the community, some of which have won awards. These also include a project on building climate resilience for UNICEF as well as some award-winning projects. She has been associated with several NGOs in an advisory capacity for over 10 years.

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