One of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Cambodia is taking major steps to improve its resilience and reduce its disaster risk with support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Climate risk management, covering climate risk insurance, is playing an increasingly important role in preventing and mitigating losses caused by climate change say experts.
A pressing need to feed a big population with little agricultural land and shirking fish stocks could spur innovation.
The six winners were selected from 85 people who had posted their environmental action as part of the “Let’s Act Green for a Greener Mekong” campaign.
Experts are calling on the food industry to shift from monoculture maize farming both within and outside Thailand in order to sustainably solve the problem of air pollution from the burning of fields.
The toxic haze has been engulfing the North of Thailand for over a month. Chiang Mai claims the top spot as the city with the worst air quality in the world, but the governor refuses to declare the area a natural disaster zone.
More than 26,200 ha out of the 43,500 ha of forested area in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau are facing extremely high risks of wildfire, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.