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New ASPI Report: Why a Northeast Asian Carbon Market Is Needed Today

Smoke billows from chimneys of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 22, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/Getty Images)
Policy

Jackson Ewing, director of sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, explains how such a pact would reduce emissions in the region.

Obama, Climate Change, and the China G-20 Summit: An Explainer

Dough figurines by folk craftsman Wu Xiaoli depict G-20 leaders coming to the 11th G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability Jackson Ewing explains the climate change backdrop for the upcoming summit of leaders from 20 major economies.

How U.S.-China Cooperation Spurred Global Momentum on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Sino-American partnership on climate change benefits more than just the two countries.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
Multimedia

Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Rudd and Paulson: How China, India, and the U.S. Can Forge a Clean Energy Future

In this photograph taken on August 23, 2015, an Indian engineer fixes a solar panel into position at the under construction Roha Dyechem solar plant at Bhadla some 225 kms north of Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. (Money Sharma/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a Guardian op-ed published as COP21 began in Paris, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson argue that the “big three” can “become global leaders in a new and more sustainable energy future.”

'Coal + Ice' Exhibition Documents the Cost of Chinese Growth

Visitors wearing face masks brave air pollution in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Wang Zhen/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

China's struggle to maintain economic growth without damaging the environment continues despite ramped up government efforts.

Interview: Why It's Hard to 'Change Mindsets' on Environmental Protection Among India's Elites

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala. (Alexis Agliano Sanborn/Asia Society)

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala discusses how she's helping push environmental research and education amid India's dire need for a sustainable mindset.

How Moving Away From the 'Old Model' of Journalism Led to 'Revelatory' Stories Out of India

Current Affairs

Bloomberg journalists Rajesh Kumar Singh, Tom Lasseter, and Jonathan Kaufman tell George Stephanopoulos how in-depth reporting on an international team led them to report the stories that won the 2015 'Oz Prize.'

Multimedia: How Would Rising Sea Levels Transform China's Coastal Cities?

Rising sea levels could dramatically alter the Pearl River Delta, where more than 30 million people live.
Current Affairs

Cartographer Jeffrey Linn's maps show what China's coastal cities may look like in the future if the world's sea levels continue to rise.