At the frontline of climate change – Sagar Island at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal – is losing the battle to sea level rise, coastal erosion, tidal surges and increasingly violent cyclones.
Joydeep Gupta –
The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream, and will reduce water flow in the nine dry months of the year, says The Third Pole South Asia director Joydeep Gupta.
Shouqing Zhu –
The ambition and size of China's Belt and Road Initiative will have far-reaching impacts for development in the region. WRI China's Shouqing Zhu outlines how China could imbue sustainability into its massive infrastructure plan.
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Naveen Thacker –
With diseases such as meningitis and measles on the rise in the west, it has never been more important, or urgent, to redouble efforts to vaccinate children in South Asia against preventable illnesses, say pediatric health experts.
There is a push for universal energy access by governments all over the world, however the barriers are socioeconomic, geographic and demographic. Here's what needs to happen, says Jaideep Bansal from the Global Himalayan Expedition.
Pakistan's people and environment will bear the cost of China's hypocritical overseas investments in coal. Pakistan should instead seek to develop its renewable energy capacity, writes King Abdulaziz University's Fahad Saeed.
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 ...