Towards a Sustainable Asia: Environment and Climate Change


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However, the rapid exploitation of these resources threatens the core foundation of regional food security. This asset allowed the region to take a leap forward towards the eradication of hunger and poverty.


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Sustainable agriculture proposed by FAO for this region preserves land, water and plant and animal genetic resources; does not degrade the environment and is technically appropriate, economically viable and socially inclusive and equitable. It guarantees food security and diversity and generates vital environmental goods and services. Climate change is no longer a threat but a fact and in order to eradicate hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean the Region needs to adapt to its effects and mitigate its consequences, one of which is the increasing frequency of disasters and extreme climate events.

In this Region, one third of the population lives in areas highly exposed to threats and - according to the global climate risk index - three of the five countries at greater risk are in Latin America and the Caribbean: Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua. The agricultural sector is one of the most vulnerable to disasters and in particular to climatic events. Another important factor to be considered is the food chain crisis due to epidemics and transboundary animal and plant diseases, which can deplete food supply and regional food trade.

We have also been able to engage with businesses to address issues of social responsibility and environmental sustainability along their supply chain and more recently, to engage upon climate action projects in line with the Paris Agreement.

Our climate action programs are built around the thematic areas of sustainable agriculture, social forestry, water management, waste management and access to energy. Our work here includes identifying the implementation gaps to create project designs which address immediate societal threats in vulnerable ecosystems and develop ecological solutions translating to sustainable livelihoods.

Our signature emission reduction programs solutions are innovative, social development based and quality-focused. With numerous projects in the areas of social forestry, rural electrification, waste management and clean cooking, we are now pushing the envelope on land use based programs such as climate-smart agriculture, forest conservation and mangrove restorations with a focus on optimizing utilization of natural resources and regenerating damaged ecosystems.

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Our custom designed programs are based on vulnerabilities of communities and of regions. Our sustainability consulting team helps businesses develop engaging, transparent and impactful initiatives in their businesses and along their supply chain. Our agriculture programs are established to facilitate sustainable natural resource utilization and equitable access and sharing of financial resources. With our climate resilience approach our focus is on improving market linkages and access to finance for small, marginal farmers which are critical factors to stimulate livelihood and sustainability enhancing investments in agriculture.

Tackling climate change, natural disasters, pests and diseases

Our carbon programme on restoration of degraded mangroves in south Asia is both a climate change mitigation and adaptation project that aims to establish and maintain a sustainably managed mangrove ecosystem for carbon sequestration, natural disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction with sustainable livelihoods in the coastal communities. With a strong focus on monitoring land use changes, this program continues to restore large tracts of land in key geographies of South Asia such as the highly vulnerable and important Himalayan range. Over the years our clean cooking program has observed many successful technologies in different geographies, enabling better living conditions for the families of the communities and, in ensuring that natural resources are not unsustainably utilized.

Our projects have leveraged innovative technologies to create successful rural entrepreneur-based programs and successfully addresses a host of myriad gender issues.

Our rural energy access program strengthens the development initiatives in rural and remote regions, prioritizing innovation to suit local conditions in different geographies. Our energy projects include lighting for education, solar lighting for flood affected areas, passive heating for homes in remote regions, novel approaches for access to energy in un-electrified regions and supporting innovations with a potential to reach scale. Improving health by reducing health and climate risks.

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