Sixty years after independence, India’s journey to freedom and opportunity is still incomplete. In the first segment of a two-part article, Malini Mehra sets out the country’s crucial climate challenge.
India must take a new approach, not responding to climate change with an attitude of fear, but seeing it as an opportunity for growth. In the second half of a two-part article, Malini Mehra says it’s time for a real leadership.
Petroleum output peaked in 2006 and now will drop annually, according to a German energy study. As demand – and prices – rise, a scarcity of fossil fuels will bring economic restructuring. Ashley Seager reports.
Phil Woolas is a minister of state for climate change, energy and sustainable development in the British government. Here, he talks to Sam Geall about his ongoing work with the UK-China Sustainable Development Dialogues.
By 2020, China will have built more than 15 billion square metres of urban housing, equal to the European Union’s entire current building stock. LiJun reports on how the building sector can wake up to the challenges posed by a warming planet.
The country suggests that the developed world pay it $350 million a year not to pump any more crude, thereby avoiding further pollution of its eastern rainforest. Is this a realistic – or a utopian -- idea? Rory Carroll reports.
China’s growth has lifted over 200 million people out of poverty, but raised a new set of problems. In the first part of a wide-ranging essay, John Warburton &Leo Hornsurvey the country’s ecological state of affairs.
China brings great economic opportunities to the developing world, but there are mixed reactions to the country’s emergence on the world stage. John Warburton & Leo Horn conclude their two-part article.