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1. No poverty

1. No poverty

While extreme poverty has eased considerably since 1990, pockets of the worst forms of poverty persist. Ending poverty requires universal social protection systems aimed at safeguarding all individuals throughout the life cycle. It also requires targeted measures to reduce vulnerability to disasters and to address specific underserved geographic areas within each country.

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News

Silver line of pandemic, brought mental health into greater focus.
The pandemic exacerbated a global mental health crisis. But taboo, ignorance and a lack of metrics remain barriers to tackling the biggest health burden of the decade, said experts at a conference for social investors.
Naina Batra
As Western philanthropic organisations are prone to misallocating capital due to lack of local knowledge, it is time for Asian investors to "step up" to fill post-pandemic funding gaps, says Asian Venture Philanthropy Network chief.
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In climate-vulnerable nations, city mayors say they need cash and a bigger say in forging policies to deal with displacement caused by drought, storms and flooding.
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Sri Lankans are using groups on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to offer mutual aid as shops run out of basics.
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Opinion

Climate change-induced drought in Mongolia
The fallout from Covid-19, climate change and conflicts are no longer isolated pockets of misery. We need a new multilateral system – one mirroring national schemes on taxes, incentives and accountability – to provide global public goods.
Urban slums in Indonesia
Vulnerable groups in Asia will suffer from hits to economic growth, energy security and food systems. Poorer countries should get debt relief to support their people. Adopting clean energy now will also benefit the economy in the long run.
Children in India searching for food
Conflict, Covid, the climate crisis, and rising costs have pushed 44 million people in 38 countries to the edge of famine. To address the food security crisis, the world must look beyond country-level solutions, argues Seta Tutundjian.
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International cooperation to finance a "sustainable development recovery" has gained new urgency. But multilateral cooperation continues to be paralysed by complacency, petty rivalries and inward-looking nationalism.

Food & Agriculture

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Videos

Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
migrant fishermen fishing southeast asia
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
manila bay with boats
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
toto in Varanasi
With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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Podcasts

Layman albatross
EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
Vegan food
Humanity and the planet are suffering from a serious case of food poisoning. Eco-Business spoke to Brent Loken, WWF's global lead food scientist, about how changes to our diet can help fix our broken food system, and restore our health and the planet's strained ecosystems.
coal mining aus
EB Studio Mining can come at great environmental cost, but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia's mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.
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