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What Did South Korea Promise at COP26?
November 12, 2021

What Did South Korea Promise at COP26?

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea is among the world’s most carbon intense economies. What changes is Seoul willing to make?
What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?
November 11, 2021

What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand didn’t make bold climate commitments or sign key agreements reached at the conference. So why was Prayut in Glasgow?

India Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2070
November 11, 2021

India Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2070

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
At the Glasgow meeting, New Delhi led the charge against rich nations which haven’t fulfilled their pledges on climate finance.

Can China’s Singles’ Day Go Green?
November 10, 2021

Can China’s Singles’ Day Go Green?

By Tang Damin
For e-commerce giants to reach sustainability, they first need to be transparent about their climate footprints.

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy
November 09, 2021

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy

By Jesse Turland
A discussion of China’s role at COP26, the significance of China’s blackouts induced by coal shortages, and future directions China’s climate policy might take.
Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained
November 09, 2021

Indonesia’s COP26 Deforestation Pledge Kerfuffle, Explained

By James Guild
The Indonesian environment minister’s real misstep was that she punctured the illusion of progress by saying the quiet part out loud.

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization
November 06, 2021

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to lead Asia toward a carbon-free society but failed to commit to a turn away from fossil fuel projects. 
China Stresses Developed Nations’ Promises at COP26
November 04, 2021

China Stresses Developed Nations’ Promises at COP26

By Jesse Turland
In Glasgow, China’s representatives argued rich states must fulfill promises to support poorer nations’ green capacity development, even while power shortages call China’s own promises into question.

Bangladesh Bears the Cost of Climate Change
November 04, 2021

Bangladesh Bears the Cost of Climate Change

By Julhas Alam and Aniruddha Ghosal
A country of about 160 million, Bangladesh has historically contributed a fraction of the world's emissions but is being devastated by climate change.

The Politics of Taiwan’s Environmental Policy
November 03, 2021

The Politics of Taiwan’s Environmental Policy

By Brian Hioe
Environmental issues have primarily been caught in the contest between the pan-Blue and pan-Green camps, as is the case with many political issues in Taiwan.

Why Solar Power Could Take Off in Indonesia Soon
November 03, 2021

Why Solar Power Could Take Off in Indonesia Soon

By James Guild
A new solar farm project could avoid the political economy hurdle that has prevented renewable energy from making headway in the country.
Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’
November 02, 2021

Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s 2050 net zero pledge comes without specifics, relying on technology that hasn’t been invented yet and absent a 2030 emissions-reduction target.

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