Several high-profile reports in the last few months have suggested that climate change and natural resource scarcity contributed to the events that have rocked the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since December 2010.
China's environmental prosecutors may be busier suing small-time rule-breakers than assembling major cases against polluters, suggests a new analysis
Murders of tribesman in Ecuador highlight controversy over proposal to auction off section of Amazon rainforest to oil companies
One month after the Chinese government lifted its ban on dams on the upper Salween River (known as the Nu in China), the Burmese government confirmed that it too will allow the construction of Chinese-backed hydropower projects along the lower Salween.
A new book has been published in the 'Routledge Research in Gender and Society’ series.
In November, the first shipment of raw “rare earth” minerals arrived at an $800 million processing plant on Malaysia’s east coast near the home of Tan Bun Teet.
Climate Change, Complexity and Resilient Communites. Case study: Tajikistan. International Alert 2013.
Carbon offsets have fallen in and out of favor since they were established with the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Critics say they allow wealthy organizations to placate consumers and claim their products are “green” without making any real, lasting changes.
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.
Almost everywhere and across all age-groups, female nutrition indicators are worse than those of their male counterparts.
Regional and international women leaders in energy and climate change converged in the UAE to discuss opportunities and challenges to women's empowerment and leadership in climate change, in advance of the UN climate negotiations (COP18) to be held in Doha at the end of this month.
A hidden crisis? Increase in killings as as tensions rise over land and forests. Briefing. London: Global Witness.
Securing Women’s Tenure and Leadership for Forest Management: A Summary of the Asian Experience. Rights and Resources Initiative.