The insects helping process China’s food waste
Fly larvae are eating up kitchen waste in a Beijing apartment complex. What lessons can the pilot provide?
Fake rhino horn will not curb poaching
Flooding the market with horsehair imitations will not deter rhino horn consumers with the money, power and connections to source the real thing
In Cambodia, solar power surges
Cambodia has turned to solar to meet its energy shortage, but it’s not quite ready to give up fossil fuels
What’s at stake at the COP25 climate conference?
Amid rising global emissions and temperature, diplomats are meeting in Madrid for the next two weeks to agree on how to ramp up climate action, nail down the rules and support developing nations
Can Chinese aid steer Asia toward clean energy?
A government think-tank is working on a policy plan to help Belt and Road countries decarbonise their energy systems
New Yangon City: A controversial blueprint
Myanmar pins hopes on brand new city to entice foreign investment and jobs, but must respond to concerns about transparency and sea-level rise
Land of the Big Cats: China and Russia collaborate in comeback
Leopards and tigers are roaming in the far eastern wilderness again thanks to an historic China–Russia collaboration, paving the way for a transnational park
World heading for 3.2C temperature rise
Missed opportunities for tough action on the climate emergency mean emissions cuts must be much faster, UN warns
Distant-water fishing operations must become more transparent
Reform would ensure the long-term sustainability of commercial fishing, tackle illegal activity and improve the seafood supply chainRead on chinadialogue ocean >
Podcast: Is the UN body in charge of our ocean floor capable of protecting it?
The fourth and last episode of Mining the Deep by Sustainable Asia asks if the world is really ready to start mining the deep seabedRead on chinadialogue ocean >
The right to safe water in Southeast Asia
Our report on the history of the human right to safe water, and its contemporary relevance to Southeast Asian nations – in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Ocean biodiversity: Hidden depths
Our best writing from 2019 on deep seabed mining, marine protected areas and progress towards a high seas treaty