By Vaidehi Shah
NCCS – The “grow now, clean up later” approach which has dominated economic development for the past century just isn’t working anymore as multiple environmental crises prove. Green growth may be a better way forward for Southeast Asia and the world.
Solar panels on Sumba Island, Indonesia. Over 8.1 million people are now working in renewable energy worldwide. Image: Asian Development Bank, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Multiple environmental crises facing the planet today such as climate change and dwindling resources send a clear message to the global community: “Business-as-usual” ways of production and consumption are no longer acceptable. Continue reading “Why green growth is the key to Southeast Asia’s future”
Can Better Technology Lure Asia’s Youth Back to Farming?
ADB president Takehiko Nakao speaks at the Food Security Forum in Manila. Credit: Diana G. Mendoza/IPS
Continue reading “Can Better Technology Lure Asia’s Youth Back to Farming?”
– Farming and agriculture may not seem cool to young people, but if they can learn the thrill of nurturing plants to produce food, and are provided with their favorite apps and communications software on agriculture, food insecurity will not be an issue, food and agriculture experts said during the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Food Security Forum from June 22 to 24 at the ADB headquarters here.