Green Infrastructure Investment in Asia-Pacific
Feb23

Green Infrastructure Investment in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to flooding. Over the period of 1986-2006 floods have claimed more than 300,000 lives, and caused an estimated damage to the Asian economy of more than US$200 billion (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2006). By 2012, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%) and had the highest human and economic impact. They...

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Climate change, what stops people from acting?
Feb23

Climate change, what stops people from acting?

Climate change features in our lives in some shape or form: A huge tropical storm linked to climate change, polar bears on melting arctic ice and floods or droughts on TV. We may make changes in our lives in response: a donation to a worthy environmental cause, turning off the water while brushing teeth or car pool. But why haven’t we as society taken wholesale steps to reduce the chance climate change will happen in our lifetime?...

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The circular economy and the water-energy-food nexus
Feb23

The circular economy and the water-energy-food nexus

Since the industrial revolution the total amount of waste generated has constantly grown as economic growth has been based on a ‘take-make-consume and dispose’ model. This linear model assumes that resources are abundant, available and cheap to dispose of. In Europe there is a move towards a circular economy where existing materials and products are reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled.   At the aggregate European...

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