Just as the upcoming Rugby World Cup really put Japan in the spotlight, Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo. At least three people were killed and 40 injured as the country experienced record levels of wind and rain.
Faxai is this season’s 15th typhoon in a region prone to natural disasters, which are becoming more frequent and extreme in the Asia-Pacific because of climate change. Next week over 170 international media outlets will participate in Covering Climate Now, a week of coverage about climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23rd. Ahead of this we talked to some New Zealand-based experts about their work on climate change in Asia – check it out.
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The Asia Media Centre team