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Sustainability Roundtable

Asia Society's Sustainability Roundtable is a regular feature on our re:ASIA blog featuring insight and analysis from our team of sustainability experts. Each week, we ask our roundtable participants a question based on current news or events. You can find their responses below. And please feel free to join the conversation — leave comments on the posts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The sight of another British environmentalist advocating a non-development approach in one of Asia's poorest nations is a cringe-worthy irony.
Rohit Viswanath says the next few decades will see major confrontations over water.
Does the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have the international support it needs to be effective?
Adam Moser calls a Green Marshall Plan flat-out unlikely.
Christine E. Boyle discusses the implications of the current economic crisis on ensuring clean water supplies throughout the world.
Taking a "glass half-full" approach, Shen Yamei says the ongoing worldwide recession won't necessarily derail a green agenda.
Ravi Narayanan: economic woes may prevent any concerted effort to resolve the WTO or climate change impasse.
Limiting the destruction of natural eco-systems and protecting local livelihoods, while improving quality of life, are key to sustainable development.
Christine E. Boyle asks why a member state would ever agree to heed international environmental organization that may limit its domestic policy choices.
Christine E. Boyle says that most countries have few incentives to actively pursue a solution to ocean pollution, but existing maritime and fisheries organizations do.