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  • Asia struggles to contain record e-waste

    Asia's per capita burden of junked 'phones and other electronic and electrical gadgets is still low, but it struggles to contain this e-waste deluge that is gradually building up according to a new report by the UN.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • AI improves global flood forecasting and extends alert time

    A new study Global prediction of extreme floods in ungauged watersheds published in a recent issue of scientific journal Nature says AI and machine learning technologies have significantly improved global flood forecasting, particularly in regions where flood-related data is scare.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • US: Sinking shores and rising seas could impact 24 coastal cities by 2050

    Flooding could affect one out of every 50 residents in 24 coastal cities in the US by 2050 according to a new study.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • Majority of recent CO2 emissions linked to 57 producers

    A new report shows that most global CO2 emissions produced since the Paris agreement can be traced to a small group of 57 high emitters who are failing to slow production. These 57 corporate and state entities can be linked to 80% of fossil fuel and cement CO2 emissions from 2016 through 2022.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • Vietnam: Drought and salinity damages lead to huge agricultural losses

    Saline intrusion and drought in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam could cause $2.82bn in agricultural losses over a 10-year period according to a recent survey.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • Huge spike in insured losses expected

    Swiss Re Institute's latest projections suggest that insured losses could double over the next decade, exacerbated by rising temperatures and more frequent and intense extreme weather events.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2024
  • Hong Kong: March records its highest temperature in 140 years

    Hong Kong's temperature on 24 March 2024 was the highest recorded during the month of March in 140 years.

    Asia Risk | 03 Apr 2024
  • Tailored approach to health and wellness benefits is a better option

    Multinationals can better address employee health concerns if they fully understand and consider the needs of all of their employees. A new report recommends that employers offer a tailored approach to health and wellness benefits that incorporates factors such as industry, culture and gender.

    Asia Risk | 03 Apr 2024
  • Will 2024 be a turning point for geopolitical risks?

    The potential for political instability presents a major risk for 2024, with pre-existing grievances tied to the rising cost-of-living, food and energy insecurity, falling real incomes and high levels of debt generating more frequent acts of violence according to a new report by Howden.

    Asia Risk | 03 Apr 2024
  • AI chatbots 'lack safeguards to prevent spread of health disinformation'

    Many popular AI chatbots, including ChatGPT and Google's Gemini lack adequate safeguards to prevent the creation of health disinformation when prompted according to a new research.

    Asia Risk | 03 Apr 2024

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