Vietnam thrives in the US-China trade war
China’s neighbour is growing at its fastest rate in 11 years, as firms look to avoid trade war tariffs, though there are social and environmental risks
Can meat substitutes reduce China’s environmental footprint in Latin America?
The rise of plant-based meat alternatives could reduce pressures on land and water, write Lucia Wei He and He Mu
Can the global cement industry cut its carbon emissions?
Cement manufacturers are trying to lower emissions through innovation, but the challenge is significant, reports Catherine Early
Can the Tibetan plateau be grazed sustainably?
The Zoigê grasslands may greatly benefit from removing the fences that divide them, but entrenched interests and government policy are pushing in the other direction, reports Feng Hao
Corruption and coal dug up in Indonesia
Prosecutors have indicted the head of a national power firm, raising hopes of a dirty energy clean-up
AIIB faces climate protests at annual meeting in Luxembourg
Activists from across the world are planning demonstrations against the bank over its fossil fuel investments
Waste sorting: an imposed “social contract” with potential
Jiang Yifan argues that rather than complain about obligatory waste sorting, the public should seize the opportunity, and ensure the government does not let their efforts come to nothing
Wealth gap grows as Cambodia modernises
Cambodia is urbanising fast with China’s help but the gulf between rich and poor is widening
Global shipping industry at risk of asset stranding
Many vessels could be worth little more than scrap if countries adopt ambitious goal to reduce coal, oil and gas use by mid-centuryRead on chinadialogue ocean >
With coordinated effort, countries gain against illegal fishing
Progress follows initiatives at global, regional and national levelsRead on chinadialogue ocean >
China's ecological leadership in foucs
How green is the Belt and Road and, as host of a major UN biodiversity conference in 2020, can China lead the protection of the natural world?
China and a changing energy landscape
The country is making strides with renewables but still funding coal power overseas.