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The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity
The fight against climate change might be a unifying moment for this week’s G20 and its Asian members will have a vital role to play in efforts to rebuild consensus and reinvigorate multilateralism, write Kevin Rudd and Ban Ki-moon.
Loss and damage in the Pacific: stepping up Australia’s support under the third pillar of international climate change negotiations
As disasters become more frequent, Pacific nations are bearing the brunt. But, as Fiona Tarpey asks, under current international rules, how will the true costs of climate change ever be met?
Australia-China environmental cooperation in a hyperconnected world
Geopolitical tensions between China and the West, including Australia, are jeopardising the cooperation and collaboration essential to address existential environmental threats such as climate change and species extinction, writes Nengye Liu.
Putting a floor under Asia's sinking cities
Rising sea levels will affect many Asian countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. And, as Dimas Fauzi writes, there needs to be fresh approaches and policies to manage what is termed a ‘super wicked problem.'
Will Green Parties rise in Southeast Asia?
Greens often prosper in federal systems, in richer countries with service-based economies, in situations where environmental issues are part of mainstream political debates, and in electorates with large numbers of young, highly-educated members drawn from the middle class. If this is the case, then Southeast Asia may eventually see the rise of its own green movement, writes Michael Schaper.