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.
Almost all of Asean's top listed companies are carrying out sustainability reporting, but they have a long way to go when it comes to improving the quality of their reports and being transparent about their anti-corruption policies.
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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.