In a sharp turn around, owners of Formosa Ha Tinh steel mill on Thursday admitted that toxic chemicals discharged from their massive plant in the Vung Ang Economic Zone caused one of the largest environmental disasters in Vietnam's history.
and Trevor Manuel, and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola –
Oceans are a critical ally to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable livelihoods, and we must do more to safeguard them, say Swedish international development minister Isabella Lovin, Global Ocean Commission co-chair Trevor Manuel and Fiji foreign affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Ellen MacArthur –
Plastic is increasingly seen as the 'workhorse material' of the modern economy, but its wasteful use is linked to environmental problems and economic losses. Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation rethinks how we use the ubiquitous material.
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.