Environmental Vulnerability: Multimedia

18 May 2011

Q: What is the definition of Climate induced migration? Is it migration or displacement? How climate can be linked with displacement or migration? In same place, why few migrate others not? Is there any role of state and local institutions to force people migrate? ADB: There's not really a consensual definition of climate-induced migration.

18 May 2011

The Environments of the Poor in the Context of Climate Change and the Green Economy: Making Sustainable Development Inclusive In the first of a series of video interviews, participants of the conference in New Delhi, India, explain how climate change disproportionately impacts the poor and thereby aggravates poverty across the Asia and Pacific region.

17 May 2011

Protecting drylands is essential. Although deserts cover more than 40% of the planet's land area, they are facing dramatic changes as a result of global climate change, high water demands, tourism and salt contamination of irrigated soils.

17 May 2011

Cleaning the environment and securing a sustainable future for the planet can create millions of green jobs. In Bangladesh, a program has given women not only access to clean energy but more importantly, a source of livelihood.

16 May 2011

Coastal communities across South East Asia are battling rising tides. Coastal development and now climate change have created a dangerous combination of sinking land and rising sea levels. Now those very shrimp farms are under threat from climate-related flooding. Java's fifth largest city is slowly sinking beneath the sea its port and many homes now under water for six months a year. Vietnam too is vulnerable. A one-metre increase in sea level will destroy much food production in the Mekong Delta the nations breadbasket - and force millions to flee.