Geographical and technical hurdles coupled with a gas glut in Asia mean nuclear power is unlikely to gain a toehold in the region, despite its inclusion in Europe's “gold standard” green investment rulebook.
There may be a mismatch between the biggest sustainability issues humanity face and what entrepreneurs are interested in. High costs of new green tech is also hindering adoption, experts said at the launch of The Liveability Challenge 2022.
All the pieces are in place for China to step forward as a global climate leader, but the country’s next steps could determine whether its ambitious targets bring about substantive change or fade away into greenwashing.
After a snub by indigenous groups, amid fears that solar geoengineering might produce unexpected consequences, researchers of a high-profile Harvard study are now turning to diplomacy to push their project forward.