McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel has had a front row seat during China's economic boom for the past 22 years. Here, he tells Eco-Business why he is optimistic about the growth of sustainable infrastructure in the wider region.
Rampant corruption mars forest conservation efforts in Laos where timber continues to be smuggled to China and Vietnam despite a ban on export issued by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in May last year.
What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.
Floods have had a devastating effect on China's communities and economy; it will take political will, time, money, and good holistic planning and implementation before flood damages in China can be significantly reduced, say water experts Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Vaidehi Shah –
Far too many Australian politicians receive financial support from, and give subsidies to, the fossil fuel industry, say climate campaigners. A new initiative by 350.org Australia calls for pollution-free politics in the country.
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Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.