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Harnessing Generosity Hastens Post-Disaster Recovery

In the crucial days after a disaster, donations in cash have been found to be the most useful for recovery, as documented in an APEC case study into member economies’ disaster responses. With the...

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APEC Races to Avert Disaster-Induced Poverty

Iquitos, Peru, 12 October 2016 – The Asia-Pacific is on the precipice of a disturbing uptick in poverty due to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters fueled by climate change and...

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APEC ministers strengthen food markets

Piura, Peru, 28 September 2016 — The global population is projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050 and the world will need to increase the food it produces by 60 per cent. This outlook brings ministers...

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APEC mitigates agriculture challenges to boost growth

Issued by the APEC Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group Piura, Peru, 22 September 2016 – Food security provides the basic condition for a prosperous region that thrives in an integrated...

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Next Generation Scientists Cultivate Food Security Revolution

Lima, Peru, 6 July 2016 – The innovations of 12 young scientists from across the Asia-Pacific are sowing the seeds for a new era of agricultural sustainability vital to ensuring food security in the...

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Climate Prediction Tool to Help Mitigate Damage of Extreme Weather

Asia-Pacific economies have been suffering from extreme temperatures since late 2015 to the early months of this year. In Papua New Guinea, 2.7 million people are affected by drought, a quarter of...

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APEC, Business Cultivate Climate Change-Proof Agriculture

Arequipa, Peru, 11 May 2016 – Agriculture and fisheries officials from the 21 APEC member economies are partnering with the private sector to boost innovation needed to ensure food security in the...

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APEC builds financial defenses against escalating disaster risk

Pacific Rim economies’ exposure to the increasing threat of natural disasters has provided impetus for governments and the private sector to jointly address the need for more robust financial...

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APEC Opens Food Security Innovator Search Amid Climate Concerns

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Lima, Peru, 11 February 2016 – The 21 APEC member economies are on the lookout for next generation innovators whose...

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Climate Change Risks Prompt Disaster Framework Launch

Iloilo, The Philippines, 30 September 2015 – Senior disaster management officials from the 21 APEC members have introduced a new collaborative platform for strengthening the defenses of Asia-Pacific...

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Warnings Across APEC Inspire Disaster Risk Assessment

Issued by the APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group Ha Long City, Viet Nam, 20 September 2015 – The massive earthquake in Chile this past week generated warnings of aftershocks and tsunami alerts...

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Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap

Issued by the APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy Cebu, The Philippines, 3 September 2015 – Health Ministers and officials from the 21 APEC members have agreed to step up their...

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Climate Prediction Expert Wins 2015 ASPIRE Prize

Manila, The Philippines, 17 August 2015 – Science, technology and innovation officials from APEC member economies have named young, cutting-edge climate change researcher Dr Jong-Seong Kug of Korea...

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Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Amidst the coastal rice paddies of the Bicol region in south-eastern Philippines, local farmers stand knee-deep in water as an agricultural extension worker...

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Typhoon Hagupit Brings Increasing Disaster Risk into APEC’s Focus

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Manila, The Philippines, 8 December 2014 – Senior Officials from the 21 APEC member economies, the world’s largest regional economic group, will meet Tuesday in Manila...

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2014 Leaders' Declaration

Beijing, China, 11 Nov 2014 The 22nd APEC Ecomomic Leaders’ Declaration - Beijing Agenda for an Integrated, Innovative and Interconnected Asia-Pacific (extract) 49 . We encourage further cooperation...

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