Ease Tensions in the South China Sea by Adopting Cooperative Mechanisms

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The recent altercation in the South China Sea between Chinese and Philippine vessels underscores the need for science diplomacy and cooperation in fisheries management


Indonesia Aims to Bring ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Closer

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Given their common interests and challenges, countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific should foster closer ties

Asia Pacific

Deep-Sea Mining Without Rules

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Mining the seabed without proper regulations seems outlandish but it could happen – and soon

Asia Pacific

The Rebirth of “Decentralized Water”

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Asia can slow and reverse rising water scarcity back into abundance by adapting its own ancient endemic governance systems for today’s modern urban networks


River Relations: Thirsty Bangladesh’s Water-Sharing Agreement with India

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Bangladesh is in the middle of both the stressed relationship between its neighbors China and India and the fraught Beijing-Washington global strategic rivalry


Tackling Indonesia’s Waste Challenge – Sustainably

Thursday, June 1, 2023

A look at Indonesia’s efforts to get a handle on its mounting waste production problem and engage the public to achieve sustainable waste management


As Japan Moves to Release Fukushima Wastewater into the Ocean, Questions Persist

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Amid persistent concerns across the region about safety, Japan plans to dump into the ocean radioactive wastewater from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant


Cyclone Freddy: A Reminder of the Climate Crisis – and the Responsibilities of Developed Countries

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The devastating cyclone disaster that hit southern Africa in March is a stark warning of the vulnerability of the poorest countries to the climate threat


Vietnam’s Reef People Harvest the Waves: Hollywood Mirrors a Way of Life

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Inspired by the environmental epic “Avatar: The Way of Water”, James Borton of Johns Hopkins University recalls his time with the fisherfolk of Cu Lao Cham in Vietnam


Plastic Waste and the Fish Dilemma in Indonesia: To Eat – or Not to Eat

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Researchers present concerning data on microplastics in humans as more Indonesians consume fish as part of their diet, increasing their exposure to contaminants

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


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


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


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


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


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’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.