Dams built in the Amazon, Mekong and elsewhere are doing great environmental and social damage, washing away their green credentials. Now, a new tool helps assess whether dam projects are economically and environmentally viable.
Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas –
The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, say National University of Singapore's Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Yongping Zhai –
This little understood technology has the potential to reinvent the energy sector, turn regular consumers into power producers and support countries in achieving their climate commitments, writes ADB's Yongping Zhai.
Hydropower is a low-carbon energy source, but not without ecological, social, and economic consequences. The Nature Conservancy water expert Giulio Boccaletti argues for a more holistic, less damaging approach to planning and building dams.
Renewable Energy is central to sustainable economic development; it moderates growth of energy demand contributes towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly lowers dependency on oil. Renewable Energy ...