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Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

Article: Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Natural Disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Ministers from more than 40 Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur today seeking ways to reduce the social and financial impact of natural disasters in the region – many of them linked to the rising global temperature. The ministers are developing regional cooperation systems for disaster preparedness…

Asia-Pacific Leaders Vow to Combat Climate Change, Food Scarcity

Article: Asia-Pacific Leaders Vow to Combat Climate Change, Food Scarcity

LIMA, Peru, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – Leaders of the Asia-Pacific countries expressed their willingness to work together to “confront the challenge of climate change,” which they agreed “will be crucial to the wellbeing of future generations.” At the close of their annual meeting Sunday in Lima, the heads of state and government belonging to…

Asian Development Bank Opens New Climate Fund With $40 Million

Article: Asian Development Bank Opens New Climate Fund With $40 Million

MADRID, Spain, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Because the Asia-Pacific region is so vulnerable to climate change, the Asian Development Bank is establishing a new fund to help the region adapt to the expected devastating impact of global warming, bank officials announced at the opening of the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting in Madrid today. The…