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New Report Posits California-China 'Vital Partnership' as a Model for Climate Engagement

A man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building in Beijing during heavy smog on November 29, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The world's largest carbon emitter has been teaming up with America's most progressive state on climate change policies. Report launch at Asia Society Northern California on March 4, 2015.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

ASPI President Kevin Rudd and
Current AffairsPolicy

Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”

In Images and Video, Visualizing China's Environmental Crisis

A screen grab from Jia Zhangke's recent short film 'Smog Journeys.'
Multimedia

In a chilling new short film, Chinese director Jia Zhangke illustrates the subtle effects of China's air pollution on everyday life. Here are five other attempts to visualize China’s dire environmental crisis.

Paulson and Rudd: China's Economic Reform Is the 'Engine Room' for Xi's Political Vision

Henry Paulson (L) and Kevin Rudd (R) at Asia Society’s event in New York on September 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country's stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

Why the US and China Should Focus on Air Pollution to Tackle Climate Change

Photographs of Beijing on a blue-sky day (June 19, 2009) and a smoggy day (June 22, 2009). (Lin Yang and John Billingsley/Asia Society)
Policy

The U.S. and China can mitigate climate change and create economic and social benefits by collaborating to reduce air pollution, writes environmental economist Junjie Zhang.

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Niccolo Piazza's new documentary looks at climate change and water management in northern Pakistan's Karakoram Range. Above: Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. (Niccolo Piazza)

His new project may sound like a Robert Ludlum thriller, but documentarian Niccolo Piazza is focused on the mountain communities of Gilgit–Baltistan and their "symbiotic relationship" with their environment.

Typhoon Bopha Claims Over 280 Lives in the Philippines [UPDATED]

NASA satellites see Typhoon Bopha heading toward the Philippines. (NASA Goddard Photo and Video/Flickr)
Multimedia

The most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the Western Pacific hits southern Philippines, forces 40,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

Giovanni Giommi's
Arts

Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Climate Change 'Disastrous' for Developing Countries

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, addresses Asia Society New York at the launch of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor on September 26, 2012.

In New York, top officials help launch a comprehensive new report about the countries on the front lines of climate change.