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ASEAN must lead countries on biodiversity
Ahead of the Glasgow Climate Conference, Tony La Viña writes that ASEAN needs to take a much broader view of the environmental challenge and set ambitious targets for the protection of one of the world’s richest ecologies.
India's green growth imperative
At first glance India — the third largest greenhouse gas emitter — looks to be responding well to the transition to a low carbon economy, writes Dhruba Purkayastha. But, he argues, New Delhi will need a radically different green growth strategy to underwrite economic growth and enable fairer access to energy.
Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage
Despite recent cooperation between China and the West on climate change, David Uren writes that different paths pursued by the US, Europe and China signal conflict on the issue will arise before this year's UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.
Climate diplomacy – it’s not too late for Australia
US President Joe Biden has called a global summit on climate change over the next two days to energise countries to set more ambitious carbon reduction targets. Tanya Spisbah argues it offers Australia the last best opportunity to get on board for the sake of its international reputation and ability to reap the benefits of the new energy economy.
Reducing Asia’s climate vulnerability
Asia's vulnerability to climate change is becoming increasingly clear. As analysts Mekala Krishnan and Yuito Yamada write, the region's social, economic, and geographic future relies on Asian nations' abilities to diversify industries and reduce carbon emissions.