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All You Need to Know About Water

All You Need to Know About Water

Reliable sources of clean water and sanitation facilities are necessary for sustainable development, but more than 2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Where is All the Water?

Where is All the Water?

The water crisis is a health crisis. Nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation.

Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

The share of renewables in meeting global energy demand is expected to grow by one-fifth in the next five years to reach 12.4% in 2023.

Municipal Solid Waste in Asia

Municipal Solid Waste in Asia

Supporting countries to make critical solid waste management policy and planning decisions is key, but finance and implementation constraints at the local level still pose some of the biggest barriers to successful systems.

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Until 2017, China took 51% of all plastic waste traded globally. When China shut its ports to plastic scrap imports, exporting nations soon began looking for new countries to absorb the orphaned waste. Southeast Asia is the most impacted region.

Methane Emissions Exacerbate Climate Impacts

Methane Emissions Exacerbate Climate Impacts

If methane leaks into the air before being used, it absorbs the sun's heat, warming the atmosphere. For this reason, it's considered a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide.

The World Needs A Significant and Concerted Transition in Energy Sources

The World Needs A Significant and Concerted Transition in Energy Sources

Balancing the challenge between development and environment is the ultimate goal of ensuring everyone has access to enough sustainable energy to maintain a high standard of living.

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

More than half a billion people in the Asia Pacific region suffer from hunger, yet an estimated 42 percent of fruit and vegetables and a fifth of the grains produced here are lost or wasted, leading the region to launch a campaign to cut down on food waste.

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient access is an ongoing and pressing challenge for global development. However, our energy systems also have important environmental impacts.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.