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The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change recently agreed to complete by 2018 the rule book for operationalizing last year's historic Paris Agreement, where 195 nation-states committed to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2° Celsius.  In this 2-minute video, ADB's Preety Bhandari and Christian Ellermann summed up other outcomes of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco related to climate finance, adaptation and resilience.  Watch Here »

Free Online Tool w/ Hazard Levels Data Anywhere in the World

 

 

Developed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Think Hazard! is a web-based platform that allows project planners to quickly and robustly assess the level of river flood, earthquake, drought, cyclone, coastal flood, tsunami, volcano, and landslide hazard within their project area.  Try Here »

Infographic: Data Showing 50 Years of Changing Asia and the Pacific

 

 

There has been much social progress in Asia and the Pacific in the past 50 years: a newborn today will live on average 25 years longer than her counterpart in the 1960s.  But as the region prospered, its share of CO2 emissions has reached nearly half the global total.  View Full Infographic Here »