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South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 05, 2021

South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye

By Sam Macdonald
Once again, the Moon administration is making bold climate pledges on the international stage, while undermining these goals at home.

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019
May 05, 2021

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019

By Scott Ezell
Firsthand glimpses of how dam construction changed the river over the course of eight years.
The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board
April 23, 2021

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board

By Daul Jang
More global efforts are needed from China, Japan, and South Korea to keep temperature increases below 1.5 degree Celsius. 

US Climate Summit: Who’s Attending From the Asia-Pacific?
April 22, 2021

US Climate Summit: Who’s Attending From the Asia-Pacific?

By Shannon Tiezzi
12 Asian countries will have their leaders speak at Biden's first big (virtual) event. Others are feeling snubbed.

Kerry Visits Renews China-US Climate Cooperation
April 20, 2021

Kerry Visits Renews China-US Climate Cooperation

By Shannon Tiezzi
The joint statement included some welcome commitments, and held out hope for more progress in the future.

The US and Japan Must Lead on Climate Cooperation
April 19, 2021

The US and Japan Must Lead on Climate Cooperation

By Mary M. McCarthy and Phillip Y. Lipscy
Both countries have been criticized as climate change laggards. The Biden and Suga administrations are looking to change that perception.

Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
April 16, 2021

Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean

By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks
April 15, 2021

Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi and Ellen Knickmeyer
In a sign of the issue's important in the overall relationship, climate envoy John Kerry will be the first high-ranking Biden official to travel to China.

US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh
April 10, 2021

US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam
The U.S. special envoy on climate stopped in Bangladesh as part of a tour of climate change-vulnerable nations.

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?
April 07, 2021

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan can – and should – pursue an energy mix that is both carbon-neutral and avoids reliance on nuclear energy.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.
Can India’s Carrot and Stick Strategy Decouple its Solar Revolution from China?
March 26, 2021

Can India’s Carrot and Stick Strategy Decouple its Solar Revolution from China?

By Vibhanshu Shekhar
All else being equal, decoupling with China could affect India’s solar energy commitments.

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