Asia-Pacific

News

26 Jan 2009

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says.

The new book, ‘Sustaining Life,’ is the most comprehensive treatment of this subject to date and fills a major gap in the arguments made to conserve nature.

22 Jan 2009

Land degradation is becoming worse in severity and extent across many regions of the world, with croplands, in particular, declining in function and productivity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a new report.

22 Jan 2009

Senate President Manuel Villar urged other local government units across the country to adopt Albay's strategic action on climate change to cushion the impact of this disastrous global warming phenomenon.

Villar said "the senate is all out in supporting programs that address 'global warming and climate change' similar to the programs that Albay province had initiated and is right now being adopted in other places."

Multimedia

26 Jun 2017

A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. 

Studies & Presentations

03 Aug 2017

Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

16 Nov 2016

Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.