On Oct. 13, which is designated the International Day for Disaster Reduction by the United Nations, the kick-off seminar for the Disaster Risk Reduction Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile — also known as the KIZUNA Project — was held in Santiago, Chile's capital.
Eight images highlighting the dramatic effects of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, and actions that can be taken to counter the impacts, have won prizes in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) #Click4Climate photograph contest.
The results of the study indicate that climate change will likely have significant negative impacts on agricultural output in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Even relatively positive projections suggest that the fishery sector of the three study countries cannot be relied upon to counterbalance the food security challenges brought about losses in agricultural output.
With ADB support, organic farming in Lao People's Democratic Republic is helping reduce rural poverty and preserve the environment. The project is boosting income for over 64,000 small farmers while slowing demand for harmful pesticides.
A UNESCAP publication.