Although the switch from coal to natural gas may help reduce air pollution, it could worsen water scarcity in many arid parts of China.
Iran faces growing environmental challenges that are now more perilous to the country’s long-term stability than either foreign adversaries or domestic political struggles.
India and China’s much-publicised agreement last week claims to strengthen cooperation on shared rivers, supposedly allaying Indian fears over new dams.
A row over palm oil is brewing between one of the biggest producers and biggest consumers of the product.
The Malaysian palm oil industry has accused the EU of telling “major inaccuracies and untruths”, after it expressed concern last week over illegal logging across South East Asia.
Record-setting levels of smog this week shut down Harbin, a city of 11 million people in northeast China.
Climate change has resulted in about 1,500 premature deaths in Sweden over the last 30 years, according to a new study.
A nationwide enquiry into illegal mining in India was aborted before it completed its investigation into the failings of the country’s mining industry. The study had prompted the government to ban mining in two states and arrest high-ranking politicians.
On September 27, the 195 member countries of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), supported by the work of thousands of scientists from around the world, released its Fifth Assessment Report.
Governments must step up efforts to protect the poor from natural disasters if they are to have any real chance of ending extreme poverty, a report said on Wednesday.
When it comes to explaining how climate change will harm future civilization, many media outlets (including this one) tend to focus on hurricanes or rising sea levels.
Recently, I wrote a piece on water insecurity as a climate-related threat; now I will discuss food scarcity and broader resource scarcity, mostly as related to agriculture, oil and minerals. Such scarcity has a high potential to cause conflict. The U.S.
Natural resource scarcity will be a significant threat to national and global security in the coming decades, and is intricately linked with climate change. The WTO defines natural resources as “materials that exist in the natural environment that are both scarce and economically useful for prod
Unconventional gas provides a rapidly increasing new source of energy for the U.S. But what are the geopolitical implications of the U.S. 'shale gas revolution’? In this interview, Elliot Brennan from the Institute for Security and Development Policy explains what shale gas developments in the U.S. may mean for Asia and specifically China.
The Environment, Conflict and Cooperation team talked to Eileen Hofstetter from the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation.