Do mobile payment games spur green living?
Alipay’s Ant Forest turns green choices into trees, but doesn’t account for the carbon-heavy behaviours of its 500 million users
Brics turns ten
At summit in Brasilia, leaders from Brics group have pledged to increase integration through New Development Bank loans, as doubts about sustainability linger
Climate change and the bleak prognosis for human health
The benefits to global health of slashing carbon emissions would be vast, finds Lancet report
What happened to Brics bank’s promise to revolutionise development finance?
Five years after its creation, the New Development Bank hasn’t lived up to its grand early promise – but things could change
Rising beef demand linked to Amazon deforestation
Brazilian beef exports are causing around 70,000 hectares of deforestation each year
The dark side of China’s pet boom
A regulatory hole is leaving millions of dogs and cats to suffer at the hands of an unscrupulous trade
Is coal power winning the US-China trade war?
Premier Li Keqiang has re-emphasised coal as China’s primary source of energy security, and toned down the urgency of the low-carbon transition
Southeast Asia and the right to safe water
More than 100 million people live without access to safe water in Southeast Asia. What can be done to improve that and to protect clean water sources, asks Sam Geall
These maps triple number of people threatened by rising seas
Flooding will affect hundreds of millions more than previously thought – the majority in Asia – according to new researchRead on chinadialogue ocean >
COP25 to keep ocean focus despite moving to Madrid
Next month’s UN climate talks have moved from Chile to Spain but will retain the “blue COP” themeRead on chinadialogue ocean >
The right to safe water in Southeast Asia
Our report on the history of the human right to safe water, and its contemporary relevance to Southeast Asian nations – in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Ocean biodiversity: Hidden depths
Our best writing from 2019 on deep seabed mining, marine protected areas and progress towards a high seas treaty