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China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
June 15, 2021

China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Sebastian Strangio
The trade has been facilitated by a combination of loose state jurisdictions and proximity to China's economy.

China and the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean
June 10, 2021

China and the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean

By Nengye Liu
A brief history of China's engagement in a landmark environmental protection instrument for the Arctic.
Glacial Lake Floods Are Costing Pakistan
June 07, 2021

Glacial Lake Floods Are Costing Pakistan

By Shahid Afzal Khan
In addition to the direct damage done to locals, the flooding also spells disaster for Pakistan's long-term water security.

After Container Ship Fire, Sri Lanka Faces Environmental Catastrophe
June 07, 2021

After Container Ship Fire, Sri Lanka Faces Environmental Catastrophe

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hazardous chemicals, plastic micro-pellets, and now an oil spill -- the sinking X-Press Pearl has done incalculable damage to Sri Lanka's coast and waters.

Can South Korea Keep up its Momentum on Climate after the P4G Seoul Summit?
June 04, 2021

Can South Korea Keep up its Momentum on Climate after the P4G Seoul Summit?

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea has a chance to close the gap between rhetoric and action on climate change.

Sri Lanka Police Investigate Fire on Ship off Colombo
June 02, 2021

Sri Lanka Police Investigate Fire on Ship off Colombo

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The fire on the cargo ship, which has raged for 12 days, threatens an environmental catastrophe.

Climate Change Will Worsen the India-China Rivalry – But There’s a Better Way Forward
June 02, 2021

Climate Change Will Worsen the India-China Rivalry – But There’s a Better Way Forward

By Sarang Shidore, Alexandra Naegele, Natalie Baillargeon, Carl Churchill, Rachel Fleishman, Madeleine Holland, and Christopher Schwalm
A recent study shows the risk climate change poses to China-India relations, but also how the two powers can cooperate to mitigate the impact.
Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects
May 18, 2021

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
The Kazakh government is looking to diversify its economy and develop new industries while also promoting environmental protection.

India Braces for Powerful Cyclone Amid Deadly Virus Surge
May 17, 2021

India Braces for Powerful Cyclone Amid Deadly Virus Surge

By Associated Press
The cyclone could seriously complicate efforts by Gujarat to curb the spread of the pandemic.

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.

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