The COVID-19 Pandemic calls for a multi-sectoral response in Asia and the Pacific to protect people and enhance resilience, support economic recovery and restore supply chains and support SMEs. Shipping and ports are a major part of such a response. For most countries in Asia and the Pacific, shipping represents a doorway to global economy.

Just over six months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, civic freedoms remain under threat across the world. A new brief released by the CIVICUS Monitor documents ongoing and unjustifiable restrictions on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression.

Agri-food production remains vital to the economies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Food systems are rapidly changing and are driven by income growth, (urban) population growth, shifts in dietary preferences, and agricultural productivity growth.

This report addresses the question of Nigeria's fragile coastal areas. Using a consistent valuation methodology, it estimates the cost of coastal degradation in three Nigerian states: Cross River, Delta and Lagos.

As a global community of nations and some 8 billion people, we share in the desire to achieve the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goals that call for no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, reduced inequality, and climate action, among others.

Rivers are India’s lifeline. Our ancient civilisation developed on the Indo-Gangetic plain. Across the length and breadth of the sub-continent rivers have brought prosperity to communities and societies.

Conservation agriculture (CA) is among the most widely-promoted approaches to climate change adaptation in agriculture in Zambia. While the biophysical and land productivity benefits of CA have been extensively investigated, little empirical evidence exists on the costs and overall profitability of investing in CA practices.

The catalog of technical options for managing Municipal Solid Waste has been produced by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for the Technical Assistance Hub for South Asia (TA-Hub SA) located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This briefing note evaluates the potential of indexed renewable energy (RE) tariffs to provide financial respite to discoms, thereby giving them vital breathing room to implement more durable and lasting reforms. RE tariffs have been on a downward trend for several years with record lows recently set once again despite a Covid-19 overhang.

This paper tries to establish the interrelation between the energy sector and the net zero emission goal, focusing on India’s pathways to a low carbon future.

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