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Wetlands are one of the most crucial sources of freshwater and one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. The Gangetic wetlands are the largest riverine wetland system in India.

This discussion paper focuses on how, while many countries have made commitments or plans to integrate adaptation into their social and economic plans and policies, an “action gap” exists. A change in commitments and plans has not yet led to a significant difference in the way development is practiced in response to climate change impacts.

Insurance can be a key tool in reducing vulnerability and promoting resilience. Countries with high insurance coverage recover faster from disasters, and increasingly, governments are recognizing the role and benefits of insurance in transferring risk from disasters. Yet there is a large and even widening ‘protection gap’ of underinsurance.

The private sector is an essential partner in reducing the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people. This paper argues for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (“the Movement”) to reimagine its engagement with the private sector in addressing the humanitarian consequences of climate change.

This paper is designed to provide comprehensive details on the carbon markets across the major Asian economies and with specific attention to the Chinese carbon market. Particularly discuss the carbon markets across the major northeast (the People’s Republic of China [PRC], Japan, and the Republic of Korea) Asian economies.

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is devastating populations of iconic wildlife species such as rhinos and elephants, as well as lesser known ones such as pangolins, sturgeon and rosewood. As well as being a growing threat to conservation, IWT also has significant socioeconomic impacts.

This document provides status of dumpsites as per information provided by States/Union Territories in compliance to Hon'ble NGT order dated 17.07.2019 (Original Application No. 519/2019).

In 2015, UNICEF and the World Health Organization reported that over 90% of the world’s population used improved drinking water sources. But new research suggests the indicators used by UNICEF/WHO grossly overestimated the state of water access, especially in cities of the global south.

Since 2016 the World Bank has explored a wide range of country experiences in delivering better water supply and sanitation services.

This publication conveys priority and entry points to turn the potential of mountain agriculture into real benefits for the Asian region. It includes 8 country case studies.

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