Promoting a systemic approach for better climate-smart land use practices in ASEAN

Screenshot of some participants of the ASEAN Conference on Policy and Governance for Climate-Smart Land Use, 16-18 November 2021. Photo: GIZ/Diella Dachlan. ‘We need to outsmart climate change.’ This important message was highlighted during the virtual ASEAN Conference on Policy and Governance for Climate-Smart Land Use between 16-18 November 2021....

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Action and Green Recovery in the Region

Group photo ASEAN Member States representatives participated at the Nature-based Solutions (NbS) training. Photo: GIZ/Shofi Fauziyyah. The topic of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) has attracted growing attention and is often discussed in the international community. NbS are considered to be a promising way of tackling socio-environmental challenges such as climate change,...

Macroeconomic Modelling Trainings for Climate Resilient Economic Development in Vietnam

The global programme Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development (CRED) supports Vietnam in integrating climate risk into macroeconomic modelling to enhance climate resilient economic development. This autumn, the project conducted training sessions in Vietnam to enhance capacities for working with the Dynamic General Equilibrium Model for Climate Resilient...

Climate Resilient Coconut Farm Management

While the coconut sector has its strengths, it faces countless challenges and momentous problems such as the gradual decline of the prices of copra and many other coconut products, low productivity and aging palms. These trends contribute to the high incidence of poverty in regions with a substantial share...

Leadership for Facilitating Better Climate-Smart Land Use Practices in the Region

Photo: SEARCA/ Renz B Tabadero Building on last year’s success, the ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) 2021 aims to enhance participants’ leadership skills, while contributing to the discussion on ASEAN regional processes related to climate-smart land use. In total, there are 22 participants from eight ASEAN Member States enrolled in...

Youth in Action: 50 young Thai leaders bring forward sustainable water solutions

Young leaders from across Thailand convened on 6-8 August 2021 at the ‘Blue-Net Camp’ to drive youth action to tackle water challenges. The online event was organized by the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) to stimulate youth-led advocacy for sustainable water management in Thailand. Thailand has adopted the...

Climate Smart Agriculture in India: National Certificate Course on Weather based Agromet Advisory through ICT

Climate and weather data are of great importance to farmers which due to unpredicted changing weather conditions affects, primarily, agricultural decisions and indirectly the livelihoods of farmers, especially smallholders and marginal farmers. Thus, the emphasis on advanced weather forecasting services. Agro-meteorological Advisory Services (AAS) assists farmers in making weather-sensitive farming...

#RECYCLEGIRI – our take on making recycling a part of our daily lives!

A social media campaign was launched in July 2021 under the develoPPP project – “Developing Collection Infrastructure & Recycling Platform for plastic waste & e-waste in non-urban India”. The campaign aims to increase awareness of stakeholders on responsible recycling of plastic and e-waste under the theme ‘Recyclegiri’. The word...