Asia is projected to be hit harder by climate change than anywhere, and this year clearly showed why. Here are some of the climate change disasters that ravaged the world’s most populous continent in 2019.
Vietnam is looking to replace its solar tariffs, which ushered in a golden era for solar power in the country, with an auction scheme. What will change for developers, and can the new policy live up to Vietnam’s earlier success?
Frances Eleanor Dunn and Stephen Darby –
Many of the world’s deltas are facing an existential crisis. Better management of river sediment is vital. For dams specifically, environmental risk assessments that fully cost the consequences for downstream regions are required.
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
Medilyn Manibo –
The Rockefeller Foundation is looking for more cities willing to build economic, social and physical resilience amid a rapidly urbanising world. Submission of applications for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge ends on September 10.