New study a call to action for Myanmar’s mangroves

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New study a call to action for Myanmar’s mangroves

A new study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that mangrove deforestation in Myanmar is taking place at a faster rate than previously estimated. The NUS study, led by Edward Webb and Jose Don De Alban and published online in Environmental Research Letters on March 3, found that between 1996 – 2016 more […]

Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 needs social inclusion and environmental sustainability (video)

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The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID -19 pandemic and its multi-faceted impact on people’s lives around the world is taking a heavy toll on Asia and the Pacific. Countries in our region are striving to mitigate the massive socio-economic impact of the pandemic, which is also expected to affect the region’s economic […]

Beijing25: catalysing change for gender equality

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Beijing25: catalysing change for gender equality

Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 25 years ago adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality. In that time gender parity has been achieved in primary education and maternal mortality has been halved. Today, the region’s […]