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How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation
December 03, 2021

How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation

By Dedi Dinarto and Gerardus Yosari
In many ways, the two nations are natural partners in the development of green energy sources.

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
December 03, 2021

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative

By Phillip Guerreiro
Analyzing Chinese dams in Laos provides insight into the local origins and drivers of the BRI, particularly along China’s borderland regions.
Bangladesh’s Nuclear Power Plant: Economic Blackhole or Energy Backbone?
December 02, 2021

Bangladesh’s Nuclear Power Plant: Economic Blackhole or Energy Backbone?

By Hussain Shazzad
Bangladesh's Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has sparked intense debate, but it's hard to see a better option for the country.

Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
November 30, 2021

Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Wawa Wang and Nils Resare
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

How to Make Samarkand a Truly Green City
November 30, 2021

How to Make Samarkand a Truly Green City

By Darina Solod and Nina Lesikhina
Samarkand recently joined the EBRD's Green Cities program. Will it help citizens be heard?

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.

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again
November 26, 2021

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
Colombo has agreed to pay millions of dollars to a Chinese company that has reportedly supplied it with contaminated organic fertilizer.
China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy
November 25, 2021

China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy

By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark Wang
China’s food security is part of its new national security strategy in the new “dual circulation” era.

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.

Drought and Crumbling Infrastructure: Threats to Kyrgyzstan’s Agricultural Sector
November 17, 2021

Drought and Crumbling Infrastructure: Threats to Kyrgyzstan’s Agricultural Sector

By Aiymgul Aibalaeva
The agricultural sector’s struggles with water scarcity presage wider troubles in Kyrgyzstan if infrastructure and policies cannot be fixed.

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.
COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China
November 17, 2021

COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The main story at the end of the climate change meet should have been the lack of ambition of the advanced nations and their non-fulfilment of climate finance pledges.

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