Nothing short of a paradigm shift will stop Asia’s powering growth from eventually tipping the world into a catastrophic spiral of climate change. From governments to businesses to civic groups to individuals, Asia must embrace a new path to green growth to save the planet.
South Korean President outlines how nations can embrace a new economic model — green growth — not as a wanton response to the international pressure for carbon mitigation, but as a reflection of respective national capability and political will.
Much of the public and policy-making discussion of climate change has focused on the need to reduce CO2 emissions. What gets less attention is the fact that a move away from fossil-based fuels could herald a dramatic change in the international order.
Every so often in history a technological innovation emerges that has a transformative effect on human civilization. Nautilus Institute Director looks at some of the possible technological breakthroughs.
With Asia's breakneck economic growth increasingly threatened by further damage to the environment, World Economic Forum executive argues that adding a uniquely “bottom-up” dimension to Asia’s environmental management strategy.
Asian business leaders could reap significant competitive advantages from the coming shift to a green model of economic growth. The new model will use resources more efficiently and demand major capital investment.
In disparate corners of the business world, three firms, Fujitsu, Hyundai, and China Mobile are pioneering solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.
With its many coastal mega-cities, Asia is poised to suffer disproportionately from the negative effects of climate change and the consequent rise in natural disasters. The World Bank's Fatima Shah looks at strategies and alternatives.
Asian nations desperate to find ways to cope with the clogged roads and foul air in their cities should not despair, says transport scientist Lee Schipper. Asian car ownership overall is tiny compared with the US and Europe.
The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in the need to address environmental considerations as part of the design process for commercial and residential buildings. A consultant on sustainable building practices looks at the eco-friendly design.
While it is tempting to describe the Copenhagen climate change conference as a failure, the accord that emerged from the conference still succeeded in sending important messages about the battle against climate change.
The climate change conference in Copenhagen was a total failure. What was expected was a binding legal agreement that would set ambitious targets for carbon emissions reductions from individual countries.
As the balance of power between China and the US narrows with China's rise, many observers fret that armed conflict could ensue. But Jia Qingguo and Richard Rosecrance argue there are reasons to be optimistic that China’s rise will be peaceful.
For most of the past 60 years, one party has ruled Japan. In August 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan finally ended the Liberal Democratic Party's stranglehold. It has since set about a sweeping reform of how Japan is governed and who benefits.
With the rise of China in recent decades, Australian academic Peter Van Ness argues, there are plenty of reasons why Japan not only remains highly relevant, but also can be seen as the pivotal power in Northeast Asia.
US Ambassador Stephen Bosworth's recent visit to North Korea may herald a new, less confrontational approach by the administration of President Barack Obama to the regime in Pyongyang.
Much of the debate about regional integration in Asia has focused on institutional frameworks that promote trade liberalization of an Asian community. Kanishka Jayasuriya argues that this approach misses the emergence of a new force for regionalism.
As China moves to center stage in world politics, the works of Chinese philosopher Zhao Tingyang are provoking debate at home and abroad for their portrait of a Chinese-inspired new world order.