Developers of two proposed hydropower projects in Laos are pressing ahead with plans to build the mega-dams on the Mekong River, despite a recent order by the government to halt new dam investments following a deadly breach in July that killed 35 people and displaced thousands.
A new report released by Ecosystem Marketplace shows the supply of carbon credits on voluntary markets hit a record high in 2017 with 62.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), while 42.8 MtCO2e were purchased and retired.
and Merlinda Andoni, Valentin Robu –
Wind turbines and electric cars may be symbols of the clean energy movement but require cobalt, which has been linked to child labour, to produce. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University ask: are we conscious of the true cost of low-carbon technologies? And what can we do about it?
Jay Li –
Guaranteeing solar panels over a long period presents an emerging problem for the insurance industry and those who own renewable energy resources. How can we ensure solar assets will be protected into the future?
The new documentary weaves a tale between the two continents to tell the climate story through a unique Asian lens. Its team is set to travel to the Arctic next year in a new partnership with Explorer's Passage.