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.
The incident is shaping up as a classic conflict between industrialisation and the environment, a catastrophe for tens of thousands of fishermen and their families, and a test of the management skills and political acumen of Vietnam’s new leaders.
Air conditioning contributes to a significant chunk of a building’s energy consumption. As building owners are increasingly pressured to be more energy efficient, one company’s unique model is helping to take that responsibility off their hands.
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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.
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.
Asia is uniquely placed to provide a blueprint for combating climate change, but the region's countries must work together for everyone’s benefit, says Asian Development Bank vice-president of operations Stephen Groff.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...