Meet the Men Now Spearheading China-US Climate Diplomacy
By Chris Qihan Zou
What does the reshuffle of their respective climate envoys mean for the future of China-U.S. climate engagement?
Slow Suffocation in Central Asia
By Alva Omarova
A lack of political will on the part of Central Asian governments prevents the region from dealing seriously with its air quality problem.
Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
By Daisuke Akimoto
CCS has stoked controversy elsewhere, but Japan is doubling down on the technology as a path to clean hydrogen and, eventually, net-zero emissions.
The Asia-Pacific Holds the Key to Tackling Overfishing
By Christine McDaniel
The world can secure its fisheries, but much of Asia still needs to get on board with WTO rules on fishing subsidies.
Japan’s Role in Healing the Aral Sea and Engaging Central Asia
By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez and Marin Ekstrom
Tokyo is a quiet but important partner to Central Asia, with notable engagement on projects related to the Aral Sea.
Philippines to Probe Claims of Chinese Cyanide Use at Scarborough Shoal
By Sebastian Strangio
Allegations that Chinese vessels have used the toxic chemical in their fishing operations add to the climate of tension in the South China Sea.
The Benefits of Japan’s Climate Transition Bond
By Walter James
The government plans to use the proceeds on technologies that will steer Japan’s government and industry on the right track in terms of both climate and export competitiveness.
Indonesia Police to Charge 2 Chinese Nationals in Furnace Explosion at Nickel Plant on Sulawesi
By Mohammad Taufan
21 people died in the explosion at PT Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park, and Indonesia is holding two Chinese supervisors criminally liable.
Afghanistan’s Climate Crisis: Addressing Drivers of Conflict
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Helping Afghans deal with climate-induced emergencies could aid in addressing the drivers of unending conflict and instability in the long-term.
Vietnam’s Climate Solutions Are Decimating the Mekong Delta
By Quinn Goranson
Shrimp farming along the Mekong may be an economic win in the short term, but it is ultimately unsustainable.
Climate Change Is Fueling the Disappearance of the Aral Sea
By Victoria Milko
It's taking residents' livelihoods, too
South Asia’s Climate Crisis Demands Action, Not Just Pledges
By Hamael Kashif
Despite contributing very little to the problem, South Asia’s climate challenges are stark – and so far, the promised help has largely failed to materialize.