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China Environment

China’s Renunciation of Single-use Plastic

Recently, China has decided to gradually abolish the use of single-use plastic. This decision was reached by  the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) at the beginning of 2020. The reason why they  would make this decision is quite simple: China has contributed to worldwide pollution much more than  other countries. 

Asia Pacific Environment

Southeast Asia’s Transboundary Haze: Obstacles to a Regional Solution

The so-called ‘ASEAN Way’ can be an obstacle to effectively addressing regional transboundary issues, and the transboundary haze problem is no exception.

Environment Under The Radar

Canada: Environment and taxpayers face pollution threats

The environmentally precious river remains threatened by the proposed construction of an open-pit gold and copper mine by one of Canada’s most notorious polluters: Imperial Metals. 

Asia Pacific Economics Environment Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why China’s war on pollution is good for the metals industry

China announced and implemented aluminium production cuts this year as a result of anti-pollution measures, resulting in a worldwide spike in the metal’s price. Are producers from other countries ready to take advantage of this win-win situation created by China?

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Protests threaten China’s nuclear energy plans

NIMBYism is on the rise in China, and without better dialogue between stakeholders, threatens to undermine Beijing’s efforts to meet its COP21 goals.

Latin America Security

An olympic challenge in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s economic problems could overshadow its Rio Summer Olympics, thereby increasing its political risk.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Why China’s energy deregulation overshadows the Aramco IPO

Fighting pollution and overcapacity, China is deregulating its energy sector, opening up one of the country’s last unexploited markets.

International Natural resources and energy

One man’s trash: The urban mining revolution

Global consumption is growing, and so is the amount of e-waste. Urban mining seeks to tap the billions of dollars worth of minerals sitting in landfills. As the global electronics

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China’s growing deserts a major political risk

As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland. When most people think of China’s landscape,

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Is this the next logistics revolution?

Switzerland’s private sector is upending the logistics scene, as it plans a nation-wide underground autonomous cargo delivery network. The consequences of increased transport traffic are well known; however, in Switzerland