Sinking Cities in Asia: Science-Based Adaptations Are Needed
Environment,Southeast Asia
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 06 Sep 2019

Sinking Cities in Asia: Science-Based Adaptations Are Needed

In August 2019, Singapore and Indonesia announced two contrasting approaches to adapt to the risk of sea-level rise caused by global climate change. The lurking danger of sea-level rise is now recognized as an equally important climate change hazard.
My Brush with the Giant Clam “War” in the South China Sea
Environment,Hotspots

By Mark J. Valencia - 07 May 2019

My Brush with the Giant Clam “War” in the South China Sea

Complaint of China’s “Crimes Against Humanity” Likely to Fail
Environment,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

By Mark J. Valencia - 09 Apr 2019

Complaint of China’s “Crimes Against Humanity” Likely to Fail

Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection
Environment,East Asia

Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection

The Sanchi incident in January 2018 caused the first and largest ship-source condensate release in maritime history, and could potentially impose grave challenges to regional ocean environment.
By Xinyue Zhang - 18 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
An Environmental Protection Regime for the South China Sea: Fact vs Fiction
Environment,Hotspots

An Environmental Protection Regime for the South China Sea: Fact vs Fiction

There has recently been a resurgence of romantic proposals for a cooperative environmental protection regime in the Spratlys and the South China Sea as a confidence building precedent for cooperation on other more difficult matters.
The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

While humankind is generally lulled by its technological mastery and regularization of the forces of nature, natural disasters such as the one which struck Sulawesi reveal the efficacy of such technological apparatuses to be radically contingent on forces that are beyond anybody’s control.
Freedom of Navigation and the Environment
Politics,Environment

Freedom of Navigation and the Environment

The US has recently designated a critical habitat for the insular false killer whale, encompassing 17,500 square miles of waters around Hawaii extending well into the US EEZ, and it has placed restrictions on military activities there.
The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative
Environment,China

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

China is moving ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative. However, clear policy guidance on exactly how to ensure that the construction of infrastructure projects is pursued in an environmentally sustainable way is largely absent from the debate.
Thanos and the Population Bomb
Economy,Society,Environment

Thanos and the Population Bomb

The concerns about population in Avengers: Infinity War have deep precedents in environmentalist thought, including the works of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.
China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies
Environment,East Asia

China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies

The January 6, 2018 collision between the Panamanian-flagged Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi and the Hong Kong-registered grain freighter CF Crystal in the East China Sea has created a potential environmental disaster. China and Japan have been slow to respond.
Is Regionalism a New Answer in Tackling Climate Change?
Environment

Is Regionalism a New Answer in Tackling Climate Change?

The EU and China are pioneering climate change legislation and clean technology, and have the highest stakes in keeping the climate change mitigation trajectory. Is bilateral cooperation between states, or between states and regional organizations, a new answer to climate change?
Trump’s “Climate Exit” and the Future of the Paris Agreement
Environment

Trump’s “Climate Exit” and the Future of the Paris Agreement

On June 1, 2017, US President Donald Trump decided to leave the Paris Agreement. His “climate exit” will not reverse the overall trend of moving towards a greener and less fossil-fuel dependent global economy and the more effective global governance of climate change.
By Fengshi Wu - 19 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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