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Video: Reframe Climate Change Debate, Says Simran Sethi, and Bridge the Divide

Simran Sethi at TEDxCibeles.

Climate change, one of most pressing global problems of our time, has been reduced to a punch line — right when high temperatures, reduced rainfall, and drought have pushed the cost of maize and soybeans to record highs.

2011: Post Nuclear Tragedy, Three Inspiring Environmental Shifts in Japan


This is part of a series of year-end posts on Asia Blog written by Asia Society experts and Associate Fellows looking back on noteworthy events in 2011. You can read the entire series here.

Before the Gold Rush: A Call for Responsible Mining in Afghanistan

A man melts gold to be re-formed as jewelry in a shop in Herat, Afghanistan, on Feb. 27, 2010. Undeveloped gold and other mineral deposits in Afghanistan have the potential to transform its economy. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Simran Sethi discusses the importance of considering society and environment when developing Afghanistan's mining industry.

No Real Environmental Change Without China, India, and Brazil

Simran Sethi, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable, a regular feature on the re:ASIA blog, features insight and analysis on current events from our team of sustainability experts. This week, we asked our roundtable to reflect on last week's G8 summit, which took place May 26-27 in Deauville, France. How did the summit address issues such as nuclear safety, climate change and the ongoing bioenergy debate?