2-3 December 2013, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and 5-6 December 2013, Can Tho, Vietnam
The Mekong River is a transboundary watercourse of outstanding importance for agriculture, fisheries and culture, but it is also increasingly seen as a hydropower source.
The nearly 18 months that have passed since David Pred wrote in this blog about industrial sugarcane production and land-grabbing in Cambodia have been dramatic ones in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The new timber trade agreement between Indonesia and the European Union does not go far enough to curb illegal logging linked to rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.
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.
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.
There’s a popular saying in Afghanistan reflecting the value of water: “Let Kabul be without gold, but not without snow.”
To use the military parlance, climate change is often considered a “threat multiplier,” challenging stability and development around the world by exacerbating underlying conditions of vulnerability.
The increase in food staples prices in 2006 was followed by different measures and policies meant to stabilize prices and ensure the supply of food as seen through the different regions of the world.
Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa.....shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking.....degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal comm
A Sino-Japanese Clash in the East China Sea. Contingency Planning Memorandum no. 18. Council on Foreign Relations Press.
Impact of climate change on ASEAN food security: Downscaling analysis and response. NTS Issues Brief no. IS13-04.