Following major food safety scandals in China, demand has increased for safe and organic produce from the countryside, linking rural farmers to urban consumers. How is e-commerce improving the lives of China's emerging rural entrepreneurs?
A new global study on the effects of hydropower dams on conflict, poverty, economic growth, debt and environmental effects finds that beneficiaries are far away, while those who lived near the projects suffer the most.
This comes after the shut down of another Chinese-run facility in the island last month, following similar accusations of the resort polluting the sea, prompting complaints from area residents and inspections by authorities.
Pats Oliva –
Asia's hospitals are a huge source of waste and fossil fuel emissions. Health Care Without Harm Asia’s Pats Oliva argues why hospitals in the region need to work towards low-carbon healthcare.
Simon Zadek and Ma Jun –
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is set to spur a sharp acceleration in GDP growth and development across the 60-plus participating economies. In order to ensure that BRI-related infrastructure projects don't also undermine global climate action, meaningful steps must urgently be taken to reduce their carbon footprint.
Amid ample evidence of the direct link between air quality and overall mental health and happiness, focusing on just objective indicators understates the true welfare cost of poor air, writes University of Leeds' Peter Howley.
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?
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
To mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December, Eco-Business presents this short film which takes you to the remote villages of Yunnan, China, where elderly folk find help and friendship through an initiative supported by Keppel Land.
The latest addition to our publications series “Informal Waste Management”, a report that we have constructed after interviewing dozens of stakeholders, visiting waste management sites, and following the paths of ...
The Centre for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (CSES) at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was appointed by UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH (UPM) to evaluate critically the actual and potential ...