While the threats and risks the Asia Pacific face from climate change are well known, the recent IPCC report tells us the worst is yet to come. We urge Asia Pacific leaders gathering at the ADB Meetings in Fiji to build a resilient, inclusive and climate-just Asia Pacific.
Small-scale producers grow most of the rice in Asia. They play a significant role in providing food security, jobs and income across the region, but worsening inequality in food value chains and the crippling impacts of climate change are leaving rice farming systems at a critical juncture.
Oxfam has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people.