Lasting only an hour, a cross-border exchange of fire (dubbed by some as the first war of 2014) occurred on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on January 11. The incident near the Vorukh settlement included the use of mortars and grenade launchers, with 8 border guards wounded.
As Myanmar nurses a fragile democracy after long years of military rule, a new danger has reared its head. Climate change, say experts, has the potential to spur migration and exacerbate conflict in the country.
Impact of Climate Change on Life & Livelihood of Dalits. An exploratory study from disaster risk reduction lens.
Hardship and Vulnerability in the Pacific Island Countries. A Regional Companion to the World Development Report 2014.
A recent study revealed that the Indonesian government has been telling lies about its rate of forest loss. The study found that between 2000 and 2003 the rate of deforestation in Indonesia was about one million hectares per year.
In many of Southeast Asia’s cities, critical infrastructure development is concentrated in affluent areas; and poor communities, lacking access to basic services, often resort to alternatives that may be unsafe or more expensive.
Preparations for a proposed international scheme to pay local users to cut greenhouse gas emissions through reduced deforestation are directing more attention to forest tenure problems — but they do not solve them, researchers have found.
The company behind India’s controversial Lower Subansiri Dam has been asked to modify the dam design amid safety concerns.
Although the switch from coal to natural gas may help reduce air pollution, it could worsen water scarcity in many arid parts of China.
India and China’s much-publicised agreement last week claims to strengthen cooperation on shared rivers, supposedly allaying Indian fears over new dams.
Climate change has resulted in about 1,500 premature deaths in Sweden over the last 30 years, according to a new study.
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