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From mangroves to floating gardens: 8 ways Asia is harnessing nature to fight climate change

Climate change is causing more extreme weather events in Asia, such as droughts, record-breaking heat, and super typhoons.

Climate change is causing more extreme weather events in Asia, such as droughts, record-breaking heat, and super typhoons. Image: Pexels/Oliver Schmid

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Mangroves natural defence eroding shores flooding Indonesia
Mangroves act as a natural defence against eroding shores and flooding. Image: UNEP/Nathanial Brown
Floating gardens Nazirpur Upazila, Bangladesh climate change adaptation
Floating gardens in the heart of Nazirpur Upazila, Bangladesh, showcase nature's adaptability and innovation. Image: ICCCAD/Lutfor Rahman and Diego Barrero Mielgo
Nepal earthquakes rainwater pond climate crisis nature-based solutions
Continuing in the spirit of nature-based solutions, local villagers constructed a water conservation pond (near-centre) that captures rainwater. Image: UNEP/Marcus Nield
Louise Mabulo's Cacao Project Philippines agroforestry deforestation
Louise Mabulo's Cacao Project has now trained over 200 farmers in agroforestry techniques, combatting deforestation and revitalizing 150 hectares of land with over 150,000 trees. Image: UNEP
insects moth Malaysia agriculture climate crisis
The spread of the moth is a challenge projected to worsen under the climate crisis. Image: UNEP/Anna Hellge
Kyrgyzstan snow leopard grazing ground predator hotspot
In the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, a curious snow leopard is photographed at the NABU Rehabilitation Centre. Image: UNEP/Philippe Matheini and Michael Booth
Pakistan ice stupas glacier water Baltistan
As temperatures rise in spring, the stupas begin to melt, providing irrigation for crops. Image: UNDP/Jamil Akhtar
Kyrgyzstan beekeepers
In Kyrgyzstan's Bel-Aldy village, two beekeepers proudly display a thriving hive. Image: UNEP/Ilbirs Foundation/Vanishing Treasures
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