Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week announced a plan to halt all new coal developments, a huge about-turn for a country which previously had the biggest coal expansion plans in Southeast Asia.
and Nguyen Chu Hoi –
Much attention has been paid to the geopolitical impact of China's activities in the South China Sea. But the environmental impact of this development also bordres on the catastropic, say researchers James Borton and Nguyen Chu Hoi.
Britta Denise Hardesty
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Researchers from CSIRO identify ways to tackle the mounting problem of plastic pollution - solutions are urgently needed, given that 8 million tonnes of plastic enter oceans each year.
Zuzana Burivalova –
Demand for Rosewood for luxury furniture in China, is causing widespread deforestation in Myanmar. Political instability and corruption are holding back Myanmar from saving its endangered forests, says Zuzana Burivalova.
In Asia, the shrimp industry plays an important role in economic development by creating jobs and income generating opportunities. However, it has also been associated with severe environmental degradation.
Urban planning, land clearances, and construction cranes are pivoting Vietnam’s iconic districts towards an internationally recognisable skyline silhouette, but real estate and construction booms in the country stress and exacerbate ...
Solidiance partnered with Vietnam Green Building Council to produce a newly released white paper on Vietnam’s Green Building industry. The white paper reveals that the green building sector in Vietnam ...