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Conference Proceeding
USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum

Government officials from 21 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, along with development partners, met at the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Third Annual Forum on September 15-16, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to promote regional cooperation and knowledge exchange on Strengthening Country Systems to Access and Manage Climate Change Adaptation Finance...

Policy Report

This research report assesses water scarcity and its impacts on smallholder subsistence livelihoods in the context of climate change in Nepal, a mountainous country located entirely within the Ganges River Basin. It identifies and analyses existing coping responses and assesses options for introducing an adaptive response strategy to improve...

Conference Proceeding
USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Second Annual Meeting

The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific 2nd Annual Meeting was held on 3-4 June 2013 in Nadi, Fiji, in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and supported by UNDP, USAID and AusAID.

This conference proceeding report outlines the discussions of the meeting that...

Commentary (Op. Ed)

In ASEAN cities, ‘waste management’ is persistently cited as the top challenge faced by local governments. Ideally, ‘sound’ waste management approaches should be grounded in scientific principles, utilise appropriate technologies, be financially feasible and also socially sensible – a demanding package far from the grasp of many cities. So far...

Policy Report
Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for low carbon development: Learning from experience in Asia (Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Kenta Usui, Aya Watarai, Yusuke Takagi (edt.))

Key Messages
• The wastewater sector—particularly wastewater-biogas-energy (WBE) system—presents an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions and tap into renewable energy. In Thailand, several WBE projects have been introduced through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as well as by “unilateral” investments from the private sector in order to treat...