Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Hometown investment trust funds, with revenues from taxes on pollutants, could provide much-needed finance for green energy projects.
Asia needs to invest $1.7 trillion a year in infrastructure to maintain growth—16% of the funds are needed for climate adaptation and mitigation measures.
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.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $2 million grant to finance relief efforts in the country following the recent floods and landslides that claimed the lives of over 200 people and damaged the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more.