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[IWS] ADB: THE ENVIRONMENTS OF THE POOR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC [13 May 2014]

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

THE ENVIRONMENTS OF THE POOR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC [13 May 2014]

http://www.adb.org/publications/environments-poor-southeast-asia-east-asia-and-pacific

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http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/pub/2014/environments-of-poor-southeast-asia.pdf

[full-text, 316 pages]

 

Description

 

The Southeast and East Asia regions have made major progress in reducing income poverty by bringing down the level of poverty incidence from 57% in 1990 to 16% in 2008 for the US$1.25 international poverty line and from 81% to 28% for the US$2 international poverty line, over the same period. However, living standards for many poor people remain a major challenge due to worsening environmental degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change.

 

This book is first in a series of a three-volume publication on the environments of the poor, and contains selected papers on Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific from a conference organized in 2010 by ADB, in cooperation with various development partners and think tank institutes in Asia. The book introduces a spatial approach to poverty, and argues that a triple win -- reducing poverty, protecting the environment, and responding to climate change -- is possible.

 

Contents

• Contents

• Preface

• List of Contributors

• Overview ◦ A New Triple-Win Option for the Environment of the Poor

 

• East Asia (People's Republic of China and Republic of Korea) ◦ Poverty, Environment, and Climate Change in the Grasslands of the People's Republic of China

◦ Climate Change, Food Security, and Poverty in the People's Republic of China

◦ The Physical and Social Environment of the Chinese Urban Poor

◦ Benefiting the Poor, the Environment, and the Private Sector with Small Enterprises and Green Jobs in the People's Republic of China

◦ Environment, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Republic of Korea

 

• Pacific Islands ◦ Climate Change Adaptation and Poverty Reduction in the Small Islands of the Pacific

◦ The Role of Development Organizations in Pro-poor Adaptation to Global Warming in the Pacific Islands

 

• Mainland Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam) ◦ Poverty and the Environment in Rural Cambodia

◦ Conservation Agriculture in Cambodia - A Triple-Win Option

◦ Voices of the Poor on Climate Change in Thailand and Viet Nam

◦ Poor Thai Farmers' Adaptation to Climate Change

 

• Archipelagic Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) ◦ The Political Economy of Environmental Policy in Indonesia

◦ Prospering in Environmental Degradation - An Illustration from an Upland Area, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

◦ Making a Living in the Face of Environmental Change - A Case in an Indigenous Community in Sarawak, Malaysia

◦ The Respnose of Rural Coastal Households to Typhoon Milenyo in the Philippines

◦ Life Along Manila's Flooding Rivers

◦ Quantifying the Health Risks from Pathogens in the Flood Water in Metro Manila

◦ Slum Poverty in the Philippines - Can the Environment Agenda Drive Public Action?

 

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