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?
Environmental activists have criticised Indonesia’s two presidential candidates, Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, for not addressing the negative aspects of palm oil production, which both are pushing as a feedstock for biodiesel.
Dipendra Bhattarai –
With the falling costs of renewables and aggressive dam building in South Asia, Nepal’s plans to develop hydropower for export look increasingly precarious, writes Dipendra Bhattarai.
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.
Christine Milne –
Malaysia is well-positioned to transition to a renewable energy economy, with new leaders that are building on the success of existing small-scale energy systems emerging at the grassroots, writes Global Greens ambassador Christine Milne.
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
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.
Medilyn Manibo –
At the UN Climate Summit, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a stern message to government leaders, telling them to stop ignoring the reality of climate change. Watch his speech here:
The ability of scientists to make accurate predictions about future effects of CO2 will be boosted by vital data from a US satellite being launched to take a detailed inventory of the planet’s sinks and sources of carbon.
The global gas revolution is poised to significantly raise bills for Australian households and some gas-using businesses, but government should resist calls to intervene to keep prices low, according to ...