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What’s next for maritime cooperation between Indonesia and Australia?

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society – 16 July 2021 The current Joint Declaration and Plan of Action between Australia and Indonesia is approaching the end of its terms, at which point both nations should “reflect on what can be done differently in order to enhance maritime cooperation into the future”. According…

Rethinking impact: Investing in the circular economy to fight climate change

Rob Kaplan, The Jakarta Post – 10 March 2021 Covid-19 has diverted our attention away from critical environmental issues such as climate change and pollution. However, as the world slowly recovers, we need to invest more in sustainable economic growth and the circular economy according to this article in The Jakarta Post. Read the full…

Electric Vehicle Industry in India: Why Foreign Investors Should Pay Attention

Naina Bhardwaj, India Briefing – 11 March 2021 India’s automotive industry, currently the fifth largest in the world and projected to be the third by 2030, is undergoing a speedy shift to electric vehicles in the hope of battling rising pollution and keeping up with global climate change targets. This article in India Briefing explains…

China’s Electric Vehicle Market Powers Up

Aidan Gilbert, University of Edinburgh – 28 February 2021 Seeing explosive growth in the last few years, the electric car industry is booming. As governments around the world make the legislative push to phase out fossil fuels, electric vehicles (or EVs for short) are looking certain to be the automotive success story of the 2020s…

Ford’s iconic Mustang to be built in China

Ian Horswill, CEO Magazine – 1 February 2021 Looking to capitalise on China’s commitment to tackling climate change, Ford has embarked on a joint venture with Changan Automobile to manufacture their electronic SUVs the Mustang Mach-E. This short article explains the current vehicle market in China and how Ford will fit into it. Read the…

Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

An insight report with McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum A transition to carbon-neutral flying is possible and sustainable aviation fuels are the most promising decarbonization pathway in the near term. Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our time and requires collective action to solve, embodied in a shared…

Central Asia risks becoming a hyperarid desert in the near future

Natasha Barbolini, Stockholm University – The Conversation Around 34 million years ago, sudden climate change caused ecological breakdown in Central Asia. This ancient event, triggered by rapid drops in temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide, permanently affected biological diversity in the region. Large areas of Mongolia, (geographic) Tibet and north-western China suddenly became hyperarid deserts with…

As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction

This article was first published in the New York Times. The idea of modifying Earth’s atmosphere to cool the planet, once seen as too risky to seriously consider, is attracting new money and attention. As the effects of climate change become more devastating, prominent research institutions and government agencies are focusing new money and attention on…

Education’s role in building back better for the planet

Christina Kwauk – Brookings The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we live in a socio-ecological system in which our human systems are deeply interconnected with our natural systems. Yet our education systems do not educate us to recognize, respect, or nurture this interdependency. The zoonotic nature of the coronavirus has exposed how human-caused environmental degradation…