The biggest infrastructure project of the 21st century promises economic prosperity, but only if host nations ensure that development does not destroy the natural environment or uproot communities. What can be done?
As the Philippines' banks continue to finance coal-fired power plants, a surplus of coal plants could turn them into bad investments—and the subsequent burden of high electricity costs could be passed on to consumers.
Michael Boyland and Heidi Tuhkanen –
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defences, say experts from the Stockholm Environment Institute.
and Helen Mountford, Molly McGregor –
The writing is on the wall: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. WRI experts offer 4 tips for low-carbon growth.
A carbon tax does not a model country make. In the case of France and Sweden, it obscures issues of outsourced emissions, historical responsibility for climate change and the social inequality, argues Fabrice Flipo.