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What India Can Bring to COP26
October 25, 2021

What India Can Bring to COP26

By Arjun Gargeyas
India's commitment to renewable energy can help it serve as a bridge between the developed and developing world.

Red Flag River and China’s Downstream Neighbors
October 23, 2021

Red Flag River and China’s Downstream Neighbors

By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark Wang
The proposed mega-water transfer project is already sparking fears abroad. China should start talking with countries downstream of the impacted rivers to address their concerns.
Over 180 People Killed After Heavy Rains in Nepal and India
October 22, 2021

Over 180 People Killed After Heavy Rains in Nepal and India

By Associated Press
“The people of Nepal and India are sandwiched between the pandemic and worsening climate disasters, heavily impacting millions of lives and livelihoods.”

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home
October 19, 2021

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued that technology – not carbon taxing – is the best way to achieve the climate target.

China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger
October 18, 2021

China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger

By Mathias Lund Larsen
Over-enthusiasm for Xi’s coal pledge will let China get away with lower overall climate ambitions.

What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?
October 18, 2021

What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A new report claims that palm oil executives in PNG have bribed officials, paid police to brutalize villagers, used child labor, and participated in an apparent tax evasion scheme.

Indian Parliamentary Panel Pitches for Inter-Linking of Rivers
October 15, 2021

Indian Parliamentary Panel Pitches for Inter-Linking of Rivers

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
However, it has sounded the alarm on the building of dams in Arunachal Pradesh.
A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?
October 15, 2021

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

By Massita Ayu Cindy and Vivi Fitriyanti
President Jokowi's administration seems poised to break through the regulatory bottlenecks that have long held back the country's renewable energy ambitions.

How Asia’s Rice Producers Can Help Limit Global Warming
October 13, 2021

How Asia’s Rice Producers Can Help Limit Global Warming

By Oliver Frith, Reiner Wassmann, and Bjoern Ole Sander
Rice-producing countries could contribute decisively to meeting the new EU-U.S. target to cut global methane emission.

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 
October 08, 2021

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 

By Florentine Koppenborg and Ulv Hanssen
Biden needs to put more pressure on Japan to abandon coal.

Is ASEAN Ready for the Disasters of Tomorrow?
October 08, 2021

Is ASEAN Ready for the Disasters of Tomorrow?

By Alistair D.B. Cook and Christopher Chen
ASEAN has recognized the value of cutting-edge technologies to predict and address natural disasters. But much more can be done to implement these solutions.
In Numbers: Urbanization and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific
October 08, 2021

In Numbers: Urbanization and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI Trendlines report describes, among other things, how climate change and urbanization interact in the Asia-Pacific, leading to new traditional and non-traditional security risks.

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