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... costs of ageing populations. This is also a world where the global climate may be changing faster than most think, and where the international community is making little serious progress in tackling ...
2. Natural disasters in Asia
... a small, weak economy for decades, and weak governance can impede risk reduction.  Looking ahead, as climate change shifts patterns in weather-related disasters, the poor and economically vulnerable will ...
3. Food security in Asia
... meet global demand by 2050.   The greatest threat to food security, however, is climate change.  Rising temperatures tend to reduce crop productivity in the tropics.  Climate change alters rainfall and ...
4. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... disparities between countries which threaten peace and stability, competition for resources, climate change and water crises, and natural disasters. The biggest challenge to overcome is the recent deterioration ...
5. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to mitigate the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten several key industries for the sprawling Pacific island nation that heavily depends on agriculture and forestry, both of which may suffer ...
6. Views of Asia's next generation
... estimates that Asia accounts for two-thirds of the 800,000 premature deaths caused globally by air pollution.  Asia is on the front lines of climate change.  Hundreds of millions of Asians live near ...
7. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... agenda and address pressing global economic issues such as climate change, global financial stability, and a more effective international aid structure that serves the cause of development in poor nations ...
8. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Fragile democracies like India, Indonesia and the Philippines are riddled with corruption and bureaucratic red-tape which undermine the business investment climate.  The Chinese Communist Party has proved ...
9. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... global challenges like climate change or infectious diseases, and to improving the well-being of our citizens. Innovation has always been more important as a source of growth for advanced countries, ...
10. Human security in Asia
... range of adverse impacts in Asia and the Pacific. From the Himalayan highlands to the rich tropical forests of Southeast Asia and across the Pacific Islands, many natural ecosystems are vulnerable to climate ...
11. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... an Asia and Pacific Free of Poverty. http://www.adb.org/documents/strategy-2020-working-asia-and-pacific-free-poverty  6.  Climate change may threaten the sustainability of water use in urban centers ...
12. Central Asia Update
... as the least favorable economies in the Commonwealth of Independent Sates (CIS) in terms of investment climate. We know that the Central Asian countries have plenty of natural resources. Which country ...
... difficulty getting their act together, who can? Thus, the decidedly unambitious international trade talks (the "Doha Development Agenda"), launched over a decade ago are now as dead as a dodo.  Climate ...
14. Australia to the UN Security Council?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... level of recognition and respect internationally in areas like climate change, the G20, the expanded East Asian Summit, nuclear disarmament, disaster and humanitarian response, global poverty alleviation, ...
... or have post-boarding problems.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economic climate may have discouraged Australians from going away on holidays, and consistent with this has been a drop in the demand ...
... round reflected, the scope of dialogue could be expanded to include collaboration in international forums like WTO, G-20, climate change as well as multiple issues in the financial sector. As it stands, ...
17. Global education in Japan
... globalization can have many impacts on the global environment (climate, biodiversity, fish stocks etc), our societies and cultures, and the way we govern ourselves. At the same time, many observers also ...
18. APEC -- the quiet achiever
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... 45% by 2035 compared with 2005, an important initiative to reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to the fight against climate change. APEC leaders agreed with the Australian initiative for a fresh ...
19. Is an Asian Century Possible?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... formulator of the rules regarding an open trading system, stable financial system, climate change, and peace and security. The ADB argues that four overriding intangibles will determine Asia's long-term ...
20. OECD countries -- what are they worth now?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... climate negotiations, and global financial governance reform, as well as the failure of manage the Euro, also demonstrate our incapacity or unwillingness to take global governance seriously. For Europeans to ...
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