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Aligning Sovereign Debt Financing with Climate Action in the Asia-Pacific Region

This paper outlines how nations can reorient investment decisions and mobilize necessary finances to sustain growth. It also considers the social and political aspects of upgrading the social…  

UK announces £20 million support to UNDP in Asia-Pacific to boost regional climate finance

The United Kingdom announced £274 million for a new Climate Action for a Resilient Asia (CARA) programme. This 7-year programme will work with partners, including UNDP, to deliver projects in areas…  

Durie, the 'Tsunami' Teacher

Durie, the ‘Tsunami’ Teacher is the first of 'Tsunami Story Books', a series of illustrated real-life stories from the Asia-Pacific for children.  

Surachat, the fisherman who survived the tsunami

Surachat, the fisherman who survived the tsunami is the second of 'Tsunami Story Books', a series of illustrated real-life stories from the Asia-Pacific for children.  

Moving on to greener budgets: a guidance note on challenges and opportunities to refine public finance

As countries recover from this COVID-19 pandemic shock, there are growing calls across societies to build forward better, greener and more inclusive, to accelerate the transition to net zero-carbon…  

Curiosity a secret weapon against climate change - The story of Projek Kita.R

A recycling revolution is underway in Malaysia, starting with a team of young entrepreneurs asking some very simple questions. What happens to the things we throw out? Why are climate catastrophes…  

From a daydream to saving tons of carbon emissions – the story of ENENT

Power outages and energy waste are serious issues in Pakistan. ENENT, a social enterprise founded and run by young Pakistanis, is setting out to address these through Intellica, a device they invented…  

Fruit Warrior on a mission to create a green lifestyle worldwide – the story of FUWA Biotech

Viet Nam is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of agricultural products. But where do the leftovers go? Tons of fruit peels are discarded and decompose in landfills and water sources…  

A journey to a cleaner and greener earth - The story of Garbageman

Fahim Uddin Shuvo, Founder and CEO of Garbageman in Bangladesh, gets asked this question a lot – How did you get started? He can answer it in his sleep now, of how he started as an architect and…  

Budgeting for Climate Change: A Guidance Note for Governments to Integrate Climate Change into Budgeting

This Guidance Note draws on the experiences in climate budgeting that emerge from Asia-Pacific countries and captures emerging global trends with adopted principles and steps involved.  

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