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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.

Dr. Saleem Ali, Director of the Institute of Environmental Diplomacy and Security, writes that the oceans of the world remain lawless in the area of pollution enforcement.
Shen Yamei at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) discusses the implications of marine trash on the Pacific Ocean's ecosystem.
An expert outlines the many grim ways in which rising sea levels would, and will, affect Asian populations.
The current trajectory of climate change and an ensuing rise in sea levels could devastate populations across Asia.
China and India should not wait to follow the U.S. lead in climate change policies.
Viswanath advocates Asian countries creating a common platform from which to bring about change.
Peter Timmer asks whether Asian countries can provide regional leadership on clean energy and global warming mitigation.
Shen Yamei, assistant research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) says that the Obama administration must increase public awareness of the dangers facing the environment.
Ravi Narayanan, Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum, discusses the role of the United States in influencing Asia's approach to climate change.
Peter Timmer speculates on what the increase in "extreme weather" means for the global food trade.