Deal Share Live: Building Climate Resiliency of Frontline Communities Through Adaptive Solutions
12th June 2020 1:00pm Singapore Time
- In recognition of the urgency of the climate crisis there are a number of businesses being developed in the region looking at how to mitigate the impacts of climate change. This session showcased 4 climate adaptation solutions specifically focused on vulnerable communities who are more likely to be negatively affected by rising sea levels and natural disasters, approximately 13 million people in East Asia alone.
- Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. empowers and maintains sustainable communities actively managing and enjoying the benefits of healthy and productive ecosystems. Bangladesh Environment & Development Society helps locals develop sustainable income through alternative livelihood and sustainable use of resources
- “While companies make money clearing forests, we make money by protecting it,” said PT Alam Bukit Tigapulu, while Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific recommended ‘not just investing in a commodity, but investing in a whole landscape of goods and services that can come from local communities and ultimately help build long term resilience.’