Monthly Archives: February 25, 2011

  • “We’re moving too slowly”

    February 25, 2011

    Gro Harlem Brundtland – high priestess of sustainable development – tells Joydeep Gupta why progress towards a healthier, happier planet is still too slow, wrapping up our special series on well-being economics.

  • Bhutan’s experiment with happiness

    February 25, 2011

    By giving well-being a central role in policymaking, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has staged a trial that has gripped the world. Dipika Chhetrireports on the environmental impacts.

  • South Asia Network for Security and Climate Change

    February 22, 2011

    The South Asian Network for Security and Climate Change is a network that works to generate critical discussion on the inter-linkages between climate change and conflict in South Asia.

  • The rough side of rubber

    February 16, 2011

    Rubber plantations in Yunnan are destroying China’s richest biodiversity hotspot. But blaming small-hold farmers will not resolve the issue, writes Janet C Sturgeon.

  • Hydropower’s green excuse

    February 14, 2011

    Seven years ago, public pressure brought plans to dam China’s Nu River to a halt. But top officials, bolstered by clean-energy targets, are backing the scheme once again, reports Meng Si.

  • Cascade effect

    February 08, 2011

    By building dams on the upper Mekong, China has triggered a revival in hydropower ambitions downstream, writes Philip Hirsch.

  • Foundation for Ecological Recovery

    February 02, 2011

    A Bangkok-based NGO, the Foundation for Ecological Recovery has a mandate to conduct research on ecological issues, sustainable development and greater participation of local communities within the Mekong Region.