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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Climate change, dams and risk on the Mekong

Climate change is threatening the economic and political future of the Mekong region. Excessive dam building is accelerating these risks. Failure to act will significantly impact growth in the region.

International Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa seeks more equitable deal at UN Climate Summit

Despite contributing only a fraction of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is being hit hardest by the effects of climate change. Now armed with a common approach, African leaders

International Natural resources and energy

Book review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything provides a realistic, exceptionally written view of what it will take to avert global climate disaster. When the first European visitors arrived in present-day Nauru,

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The economic impact of climate change in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is expected to face the worst effects of global warming in the next 30 to 50 years. This will have a significant impact on regional economies and livelihoods.

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s carbon trading market could net positive for investors

This week, China announced plans to launch what will become the world’s largest carbon market in 2017. While this signals long-term optimism surrounding a more environmentally responsible China, the development

International Natural resources and energy

Canada and Russia’s Arctic path to reconciliation

Much attention has been paid to Moscow’s interest in developing the emerging Northern Sea Route that runs the length of the Russian Arctic coast. However, Russia can also benefit from

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s climate policy hindering future opportunities

The Australian government’s policy towards climate change is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. Is this policy promising to help bolster a fledging economy or is it

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Unpacking the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa: Key opportunities for investors

While the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town in June 2015 attracted many business leaders, African heads of state were noticeably absent. Still, business leaders were upbeat about

Natural resources and energy North America

Keystone XL vote increases Washington gridlock

Both the House and Senate have voted to approve the Keystone XL, but President Obama is slated to veto the bill. With important deadlines coming up, the Keystone debate will

Asia Pacific Politics

New government in the Maldives gets a shaky start

Despite surprising election results, a fractious political landscape will remain a challenge for the Maldives as the country tackles effects of climate change and growing international attention. Following Abdulla Yameen’s surprising victory