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Sustainability Roundtable

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable is a regular feature on our re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis from our team of sustainability experts. Each week, we ask our roundtable participants a question based on current news or events. You can find their responses below. And please feel free to join the conversation — leave comments on the posts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Ravi Narayanan of the Asia Pacific Water Forum discusses the need for disaster preparedness among both developing and developed Asian countries.
Daniel Stellar and Lakis Polycarpou of the Columbia Water Center stress the need for effective climate forecasting to lessen the effects of climate shocks on food prices.
Peter Timmer sees an urgent need for investment in basic agricultural research to guarantee food security well into the future.
Rohit Viswanath, foreign policy analyst with ICRIER, discusses the implications of recent spikes in global food prices.
Simran Sethi discusses the importance of considering society and environment when developing Afghanistan's mining industry.
Peter Timmer looks at the the ways cities can make a significant difference in solving the problems posed by climate change.
Columbia's Michael B. Gerrard looks at the central roles cities can play in fighting climate change.
Ravi Narayanan, an expert on water supply and scarcity, discusses the need to help Asia's vulnerable urban populations cope with climate change.
Peter Timmer, non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the need for greater investment to improve food security and secure sustainable sources for renewable energy.
Foreign policy analyst Rohit Viswanath discusses the implications of the Japanese nuclear disaster for energy sustainability and security.