Kaveh Zahedi

Kaveh Zahedi is deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap).
Kaveh Zahedi
Kaveh Zahedi is deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap).

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Eye on Asia | Climate disaster help urgently needed for Asia-Pacific’s poor and vulnerable communities

The region suffers from more intense and frequent climate-related flooding, heatwaves and cyclones, leaving the poorest bearing the brunt of it. The Climate Action Summit can help to build disaster resilience, or decades of poverty reduction and developmental gains will be lost.

22 Sep 2019 - 7:55PM

The region suffers from more intense and frequent climate-related flooding, heatwaves and cyclones, leaving the poorest bearing the brunt of it. The Climate Action Summit can help to build disaster resilience, or decades of poverty reduction and developmental gains will be lost.

Climate disaster help urgently needed for Asia-Pacific’s poor and vulnerable communities
Mindless consumption will lead to a depleted Asia and the Pacific
Vulnerability to climate change must persuade Asia to act fast

In April, two records were broken or equalled with little fanfare: the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was above 400 parts per million throughout the northern hemisphere for an entire month for the first time in recorded history, and it was the joint hottest April on record, tying with 2010.

5 Jun 2014 - 3:15AM

In April, two records were broken or equalled with little fanfare: the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was above 400 parts per million throughout the northern hemisphere for an entire month for the first time in recorded history, and it was the joint hottest April on record, tying with 2010.

Vulnerability to climate change must persuade Asia to act fast