Even as China continues to enjoy rapid economic growth, it faces a growing organic waste problem that is polluting its rivers and cramming its landfills. One company, Shanghai Tongji Plant Biomass Energy, is on a mission to convert this waste into clean energy across the country.
Ranping Song and Katherine Ross
and Jingjing Zhu –
WRI experts identify new, under-explored ways that China can further reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide, such as methane, nitrous oxide, hydroflurorocarbons, and more.
Kim Yen White –
To solve land shortages, many Asian countries have encouraged "eco-burials" that involve the cremation process. But considering the environmental effects of cremation, the benefits may be short-term at best.
Eric Mackres –
As population growth spurs the rise of urbanisation, energy-efficient buildings can alleviate challenges faced by cities—from climate change to public health problems to unemployment and poverty.
Although it seems counterintuitive to destroy ivory, a valuable commodity, there are good reasons for a country – even one as poor as Kenya – to burn ivory, say South African Institute for International Affairs researchers Chris Alden and Ross Harvey.
Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia's new Peatland Restoration Agency brings new energy to solving the country's deforestation and peatland problems, but engagement with major consumer giants India and China is lacking, and we still need to look at the million-dollar question of who will pay for sustainable goods.
In early March 2014, China's important yearly political consultation began, followed by the annual parliamentary sessions, known as Lianghui. Timed to coincide with these sessions, this new briefing interprets outcomes ...
This white paper released by Solidiance about "Electric Vehicles in China" comprehensively explores the current condition of this industry and explains the possible reasons behind its growth which seems to ...