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India’s Road to Net-Zero
November 26, 2021

India’s Road to Net-Zero

By Jitendra Bisht and Soumya Singhal
India’s aspirational climate action policies fit into a general pattern of incremental progress at the global level that lacks the collective sense of urgency required.

Indonesia’s Participation at COP26
November 23, 2021

Indonesia’s Participation at COP26

By Noto Suoneto and Gracia Paramitha
From deforestation to coal use, Indonesia was in the spotlight during the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
Australia Disappoints at COP26
November 17, 2021

Australia Disappoints at COP26

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australian leaders appear thankful that the global commitments at COP26 weren’t more ambitious.

What COP26’s Shift Away From Coal Means for Mongolia
November 16, 2021

What COP26’s Shift Away From Coal Means for Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Coal-based economies like Mongolia will need a rewiring of climate finance to make a transition to clean energy possible.

Can a Military Be Both Accountable and Environmental?
November 16, 2021

Can a Military Be Both Accountable and Environmental?

By Jacob Parakilas
Militaries can be made greener or they can have more human control. They probably can’t be both.

Kishida Places Japan’s Business Interests at the Forefront of Climate Policy
November 15, 2021

Kishida Places Japan’s Business Interests at the Forefront of Climate Policy

By Duncan Bartlett
The new prime minister told COP26 that Japan will lead the push for greener energy in Asia. However, like India and China, Japan is reluctant to consign coal to history.

Will Cambodia Commit to Protecting Its Forests?
November 13, 2021

Will Cambodia Commit to Protecting Its Forests?

By Nith Kosal
Over the past two decades, Cambodia has lost 28 percent of its tree cover. Inaction will mean further losses. 
What Did South Korea Promise at COP26?
November 12, 2021

What Did South Korea Promise at COP26?

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea is among the world’s most carbon intense economies. What changes is Seoul willing to make?

In Europe, President Moon Sought Support for Inter-Korea Peace Process
November 11, 2021

In Europe, President Moon Sought Support for Inter-Korea Peace Process

By Mitch Shin
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed allies’ cooperation on the North Korea issue on the sidelines of the G-20 and U.N. climate summits.

What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?
November 11, 2021

What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand didn’t make bold climate commitments or sign key agreements reached at the conference. So why was Prayut in Glasgow?

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy
November 09, 2021

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy

By Jesse Turland
A discussion of China’s role at COP26, the significance of China’s blackouts induced by coal shortages, and future directions China’s climate policy might take.
Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained
November 09, 2021

Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained

By James Guild
The Indonesian environment minister’s real misstep was that she punctured the illusion of progress by saying the quiet part out loud.

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