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Young Asian social entrepreneurs offer hope through climate action

Startups can lead local solutions that strengthen community resilience

| Southeast Asia
Tototo products made of fish skin: The founder of the brand transforms fish waste into leather products. (Handout photo from Think sea)

Kanni Wignaraja is U.N. assistant secretary-general and director of the U.N. Development Program's Asia and the Pacific bureau. Peter Babej is Citigroup's Asia-Pacific chief executive.

The destruction and loss of life caused by Typhoon Noru, which recently tore through the Philippines before making its way into Vietnam, amplified the reality of the increasing frequency and ferocity of tropical storms as a result of climate change.

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