The government has been paying farmers to convert their land to forest, but an end to those payments could mean recent environmental gains are lost.
Experts raise concerns over China's ambitions in mineral-rich continent as Snow Dragon icebreaker embarks.
In the Eastern Himalayas, 700 million people depend on the erratic water supplies from the river system of Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna.
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.
Although the switch from coal to natural gas may help reduce air pollution, it could worsen water scarcity in many arid parts of China.
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.
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.
Every year, the Global Futures Forum (GFF) provides a platform to engage in strategic-level dialogue and research to better understand and anticipate transnational threats.
There’s a popular saying in Afghanistan reflecting the value of water: “Let Kabul be without gold, but not without snow.”
19 August 2013, Singapore