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2021/08/24 | The Interpreter

Can the US and China Cooperate on Climate?

Deals, denials, and grand bargains on the road to the COP26 climate change conference.

2021/07/23 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Climate Change Action on Trial for the First Time

Taiwan’s economic ministry has been sued for a new regulation that could cause the country to fall behind the world on climate action.

2019/08/09 | Mongabay

The Hottest Summer on Record Threatens Stability of Life

World Meteorological Organization recorded the hottest June and July ever.

2018/11/22 | Nate Maynard

Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewables, Despite a Dirty Grid

The first of what might eventually be a flood of Taiwanese companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.

2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard

Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like

In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.

2018/05/03 | China Brief

China, Russia and the Lure of a 'Polar Silk Road'

China sees currently chimeric Arctic shipping as one solution to its energy import problems.

2018/04/23 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Climate Change to Test Small Island Alliances

China is courting nations such as the Maldives and Vanuatu using infrastructure funds aimed at combating the effects of sea level rises.

2018/04/22 | Nate Maynard

5 Tips to Help Save the Planet on Earth Day and Every Day

There is no easy fix for global warming, but there are everyday ways you can make a difference.

2018/03/29 | The China Policy Institute

China Is Ensnared in an Energy Security Dilemma

China's faces hard ethical questions regarding its energy policies.

2017/12/26 | Li You

Nomadic Lifestyles Erode as Xinjiang Grows Warmer

Pastoralists' tradition of winter migration threatened by lack of snowfall and a resettlement policy.

2017/12/20 | Dinah Gardner

Is Bitcoin Killing the Planet?

Dreaming of Bitcoin hitting US$1 million? Then think twice about the energy implications and the future of your planet.

2017/12/18 | Daniel Hurst

'Negotiation by Exhaustion': Reflecting on the Kyoto Protocol

Two decades on from the landmark meeting in Japan, negotiators have yet to find a satisfactory method of enforcing climate commitments.

2017/11/16 | Jane W. Wang

Can We Pull Taiwan Out of Its Identity Crisis?

Taiwan aspires to be the global innovation hub of Asia while driving globally-minded talent away with low salaries and conservative work cultures. How can current globally-minded talent battle disillusionment?

2017/11/15 | Justin Catanoso

US Leads Coal-Gas-Nuke Panel at Climate Summit

The panel argued that fossil fuel production at high, subsidized levels is vital to 'energy security and economic development.'