China aims to become carbon neutral by 2060. The announcement will have major ramifications on the country's energy transition, with the upcoming five-year plan potentially the most important document in global energy market history.
Yamide Dagnet and Joel Jaeger –
While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery. How can countries expand their green recovery efforts?
Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers.
Roland Kupers –
Policymakers should look beyond mainstream economics and engage with people who understand complex systems, in the same way that they listen to epidemiologists and doctors during a pandemic, argues Roland Kupers.
The Covid-19 crisis has made painful sovereign-debt restructurings inevitable for many countries. Countries should offer more favourable terms to debtors that improve protection of natural assets such as rainforests, oceans and biodiversity.
China has assumed a war footing in preparation for a potentially catastrophic flooding crisis in the Yangtze River Basin. Though its flood-control systems most likely won't fail completely, the possibility that they could is a wake-up call.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …