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Disaster Risk Reduction: A Sustainable Path for Inter-Korea Cooperation
January 20, 2022

Disaster Risk Reduction: A Sustainable Path for Inter-Korea Cooperation

By Sang-soo Lee and Elin Bergner
Even in its current state of pandemic-induced isolation, North Korea continues to engage the international community on climate adaption and disaster risk reduction.

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push
January 19, 2022

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push

By Mari Yamaguchi
Environmental groups and critics are urging Japan to focus more on promoting renewable energy.
In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People
January 14, 2022

In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People

By Sneha Swaminathan
Illegal mining, crop failure, and disease devastate the people who live in an important epicenter for stone quarrying in India.

The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea
January 14, 2022

The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea

By Murray Hiebert
Heated maritime and territorial disputes conceal the severe damage being done beneath the waves.

Are ‘Sponge Cities’ the Answer to Shenzhen’s Water Scarcity? 
January 05, 2022

Are ‘Sponge Cities’ the Answer to Shenzhen’s Water Scarcity? 

By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Guangtao Fu
Shenzhen is facing its worst drought on record. Can authorities find a holistic, long-term solution?

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response
December 24, 2021

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
As politicians play the blame game, citizens and migrants alike have proven once again that they only have themselves to rely on.

Development and Conservation Clash at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park
December 22, 2021

Development and Conservation Clash at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park

By Victoria Milko
New development efforts pit hopes for more tourists against concerns about damaging the very same environment that draws them.
To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
December 17, 2021

To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets

By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.

The AIFC’s Role in Kazakhstan’s Green Transition
December 14, 2021

The AIFC’s Role in Kazakhstan’s Green Transition

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
How green can the steppe become?

China’s Vision for Environmental Leadership
December 13, 2021

China’s Vision for Environmental Leadership

By Marina Kaneti
China’s climate diplomacy expands far beyond the COP process at this point, but its larger framework is often overlooked abroad.

Loktak Lake: The Human and Environmental Costs of Hydropower
December 11, 2021

Loktak Lake: The Human and Environmental Costs of Hydropower

By Eileen McDougall
A dam in Manipur showcases the long-term impact on both ecology and local communities.
Safety Concerns Mount Over Damaged Fuel Rods at China’s Taishan Nuclear Plant
December 11, 2021

Safety Concerns Mount Over Damaged Fuel Rods at China’s Taishan Nuclear Plant

By Jesse Turland
A French whistleblower claims that the real number of damaged fuel rods exceeds the figure acknowledged by officials, and that there may be issues with other reactors of the same design.

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