Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
A shocking 48 killings were reported in the country last year, which was the worst on record for activist murders globally, according to a Global Witness report. For the first time, most of the murders occurred in large-scale agricultural plantations.
Packaged as “clean and environment-friendly”, the two new coal plants will be built close to an intact rainforest in northern Philippines. Locals resisting the $1.5 billion project say it will destroy the environment and ruin livelihoods.
Kitty van der Heijden
and Alberto Pallecchi –
With Pope Francis' moral leadership and the faith community worldwide, the Catholic Church is uniquely positioned to lead a global movement for climate action, write WRI experts.
Assaad Razzouk –
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...