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South Korea

Floating Future: A Sustainable City Project in South Korea is a Model of Affordable Climate Adaptation

Thursday, January 26, 2023

A landmark sustainable floating city pilot in the South Korean port of Busan is likely to be a major step forward for effective climate adaptation

Global

The Razor’s Edge: Managing Geopolitics and Sustainable Development in Asia

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Countries need to reconcile to enable the world to address such existential challenges as climate change, writes Raymond Lam of Buddhistdoor Global

Global

The New Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sixth Mass Extinction: What is at Stake

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montréal concluded on December 19 with a milestone agreement for global action on nature conservation through to 2030

Global

What is a “Climate Refugee”?

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Calling people displaced by the impact of global warming “climate refugees” oversimplifies the complex reasons people flee their homes

Global

The Search for Planetary Peace: Why Boundaries and the Interconnectedness of Species Matter

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Without an urgent reset to the pro-growth economic orthodoxy, the planetary immune system for the survival of all species will break down

Australia

Lessons from Countries Leading the Coal Exodus: Silos are Holding Back the Energy Transition

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Nations can quit coal in a rapid, just and orderly manner but to do so, they need a coordinated mix of policies

China

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework

How Gulf Oil and Gas States Will Play Their Hand at COP27

Thursday, November 3, 2022

While fossil fuels will remain central to many economies, targets must include plans, finance and technology to reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Debt Cancellation: No Quick Fix for the Climate Funding Crunch

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

With economic pain worsening, a new solution for developing countries facing difficulties funding climate action is gaining traction.

Crises and Geopolitics Weigh Heavily on Global Climate Talks – But Opportunity Awaits

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Frank Jotzo of Australian National University and Wesley Morgan of Griffith University consider the challenges and opportunities of the global climate talks.

Indonesia

Flooded Nation: Indonesia Builds a Disaster-Ready Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2022

An outline of efforts to address the environmental disaster and mitigate the risks.

Hong Kong

Do Carbon Risks Matter for Hong Kong Equity Prices?

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Investors are much less willing to pay a premium for shares of firms with low carbon risk.

Japan

Fallout from Fukushima: The Unprecedented Activation of Japanese Civil Society

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The debate in Japan over nuclear power has heated up.

China

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

China

The Wild Boar and Us: Taking on the Public-Health Risks

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The proliferation of wild boar in Hong Kong, mainland China and worldwide is prompting policies to control them and head off a potentially major threat to human health.

Global

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

China

How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.