A joint investment plan could jumpstart regional economic diversification, the lack of which is a problem in most countries in the Middle East. As a result, these countries’ economic prosperity is almost entirely reliant on the market for one or a few products, most notably oil.
Southeast Asian states have the opportunity to effect a paradigm shift in the global waste trade.
When international leaders meet in Glasgow this fall, they need to arrive not merely with a resolve to ramp up their individual efforts. Even more urgently, they need to be willing to apply significant political and legal pressure on one another, collectively, to establish a much stronger legal framework than the Paris Agreement currently demands of its signatories.
As Biden begins his first 100 days in office, environmentalists around the world are watching closely.
It may be the beginning of a new year, but South Sudan already has its hands full with a myriad of challenges. On top of economic stagnation, famines, and COVID-19, the nation is now combatting its latest catastrophe, severe flooding.
Joe Biden has pledged to re-enter the Paris Agreement on his first day in office. While many presidents say they will execute important tasks on their first day in office, this is actually somewhat realistic as Biden will not need the Senate’s support to rejoin since the accord was designed to be an executive agreement.
These catastrophic floods that began in October are a result of a perfect storm of typhoons sweeping through Asia from east to west, creating some of the country’s most severe floods in decades.
A month before the heads of state and governments convened at the first UN Biodiversity Summit, a report revealed that the world had again fallen short of fulfilling environmental promises made a decade ago. As nature’s fate continues to darken, world leaders scramble to deepen their commitment to preserving biodiversity.
Latin American waters have fallen prey to China’s economic pandering, particularly Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. China’s fishing exploitation is heedless towards ecologically sensitive waters, especially the Galapagos Islands, revered for its unique flora and fauna. In one month, 300 fishing vessels have spent a total of 73,000 hours fishing off of the Galapagos coasts.