In his first months in office, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended Chinese projects like a railway line that raised serious concerns for environmentalists. But since then, the Malaysian leader has seemed to have changed his anti-Chinese stance.
One of the world's largest coal mines has just been approved in Australia. The project, which will produce 7.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases over its lifetime, promises to open up an entire region to coal mining in Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef.
To deliver on its goal of 100 per cent energy access by 2030, Myanmar will need to shake up its energy market. With hydropower facing increasing objection from society, how will the former hermit nation power its people for a more sustainable future?
Paulo Artaxo –
What does Brazil's new president mean for the Amazon? Paulo Artaxo from the University of Sao Paulo's examines the damage right-wing Jair Bolsonaro could do to one of the world's most important ecosystems, and what that would mean for the rest of us.
Vinod Thomas –
The storm that smashed into the southeastern United States last week was another reminder that the window to counter the effects of climate change is closing. With extreme weather becoming more frequent, will US and international leaders be held accountable for their failure to cut carbon emissions?
With elections in Malaysia approaching, green groups including WWF Malaysia, Wetlands International and Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society have co-signed an open letter to the country's political hopefuls calling for greater emphasis on sustainable development.
Donald Trump isn't the only factor causing a downbeat mood at the UN climate talks in Marrakesh, says Action Aid climate lead Harjeet Singh. Acrimony over climate finance also threatens the success of the Paris Agreement.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
Vaidehi Shah –
Far too many Australian politicians receive financial support from, and give subsidies to, the fossil fuel industry, say climate campaigners. A new initiative by 350.org Australia calls for pollution-free politics in the country.