A new report by the NGO, International Rivers, takes an in-depth look at the role China is playing in building mega-dams worldwide. According to the report, Chinese companies are involved in 308 hydroelectric projects across 70 nations.
As thousands of Filipinos in the southern region of the country struggle to recover from the destruction caused by the country’s latest extreme weather event, Typhoon Bopha, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat
The agribusiness transnationals are bearing down on Latin America with a force recalling their initial assault under the banner of the “green revolution” in the 1960s, or the first incursion of genetically engineered (GE) organisms (also known as GMOs or genetically modified organisms) in the
In Guatemala’s vast Maya Biosphere Reserve, conservation groups are battling to preserve a unique rainforest now under threat from Mexican drug cartels, Salvadoran drug gangs, and Chinese-backed groups illegally logging prime tropical hardwoods.
Bangkok, 31 August 2012 - Climate change will cripple the ASEAN goal of economic integration by 2015.
15 August 2012 - Emerging economies in Asia, including India and the Philippines, face the greatest financial risk from natural disasters, an analysis suggests.
NEW DELHI, 23 May 2012 - Ten Asian cities prone to floods, droughts or soaring temperatures are developing a set of key indicators to assess their vulnerability to the effects of climate change and improve urban planning to boost resilience.
BONSUCESSO, 30 April 2012 - In the green belt of market gardens that feeds the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, women farmers are learning environmentally friendly techniques in response to extreme weather events and their effects on the land.
Linking top-down to bottom-up approaches in South Asia and West Africa
A hidden crisis? Increase in killings as as tensions rise over land and forests. Briefing. London: Global Witness.
Climate Change and Migration in Southeast Asia: Responding to a New Human Security Challenge. Asia Security Initiative Policy Series No. 20. Singapore: RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies.
Giving It Away: The Consequences of an Unsustainable Mining Policy in Colombia. London: ABColombia.