The Maya population in Belize, like millions of Central Americans, decides when to cut, burn, and plant their crops based on experience as to when seasonal rains will begin, and misjudgements can be catastrophic (Rodríguez et al., 2015).
The Misool Marine Reserve protects a complex and extremely biodiverse coral reef system in South Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Raja Ampat is an epicentre of marine biodiversity, with 1,632 described species of fish.
The development of low-carbon transport models and sharing mobility are central to transforming carbon-intensive urban transportation systems and an important step towards achieving overall sustainable urban development.
This National Action Plan (NAP) in focus country briefing on the process to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans in Mozambique considers firstly the country context and the climate change risks.
To help address the challenges of drought monitoring, Mongolia became the first pilot country for ESCAP’s Regional Drought Mechanism.
With the water sector moving towards smart city integration, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and the data economy, blockchain technology can provide a future-proof, integrated foundation for water utilities.
The purpose of this national climate change finance assessment (the Nauru Case Study) is to assist the Government of Nauru (GoN) make informed decisions on measures to improve access to and management of climate change resources.
The Pacific experiences detailed in this booklet are organised in terms of their relevance to the seven pillars of the Pacific Climate Change Finance Assessment Framework (PCCFAF).
In 2007, a group of university students became increasingly aware of the excessive amount of photocopy paper wasted by people using only one side of the paper.
After the civil war, Cambodia has experienced high deforestation rates caused by illegal logging and unsustainable practices. Community forestry, a model of forest management that puts local communities at the centre of decision making, can accelerate reforestation.
A high rate of deforestation combined with an intense use of fertilisers had made the soil around the city of Deniyaya infertile and unproductive. Farmers were not acquainted with organic agricultural practices, which they feared would impact the size of their yield.
Madiba & Nature has launched its programme to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilisation around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017.
While innovation and technology can accelerate climate change mitigation and curb greenhouse gas emissions, levels of acceptance of new ways of doing things remain low among traditional societies.