Rising waters

As published in Vietnamnews on 15/05/2012

Climate change prompts rethink of development plans throughout Asia-Pacific region

Ha Noi - Developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region must build up climate resiliency and shift towards lower-carbon pathways if they want to sustain hard-won human development gains attained over the past decades in the changing climate context.

The newly-released Asia-Pacific Human Development Report titled ‘One Planet to Share’ highlights the urgent need to successfully deal with the trade-offs between economic growth and reducing emissions "because there is no choosing one over the other".

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