As the world rushes into implementing the commitments enshrined in the historic climate deal in Paris in December, the use of large dams to mitigate climate change is becoming more popular across Asia and the world. But for many environmental and social advocates, this source of water and power remains a questionable solution that may even exacerbate our already fragile river resources. Eco-Business takes a look into the debate surrounding mega dams.
Faced with shrinking glaciers and economic and environmental concerns, the eastern Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan are taking a hard look at dependence on hydropower as the main source of clean energy.
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CIFOR scientists Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar unravel the complex web of legal arrangements in tropical forest countries to reveal some of the forces shaping land use change.
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Can Chinese business engagement ensure sustainability and benefit the poor? Complex factors shape their operations – of which Chinese policies play only a minor role, says International Institute for Environment and Development researcher Xiaoxue Weng.
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Hrishabh Sandilya and Dany Shoham, visiting fellows at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, suggest steps that India can take to deal with a possible Ebola crisis.
Three new reports build on the International Institute for Sustainable Development's work with government and civil society on reforming fossil-fuel subsidies. Led by the IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, these studies ...