“We are headed towards a major fishery collapse and this environmental catastrophe will impact hundreds of millions of lives; it’s time to act now.”
Vietnam now finds itself at a difficult crossroads between economic development that will bring prosperity to its people and conservation initiatives that maintain the rich beauty and natural heritage of the country.
The fate of island nations like the Maldives is beyond their control. Instead it’s up to the developed world to take action on climate change.
This year’s meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has the most positive momentum behind it since Copenhagen – but is the hope warranted?
If Central Asian states fail to come up with fair and inclusive institutions to manage increasingly scarce water resources, they run the risk of armed conflict in the future.
A marine peace park in the disputed waters of the South China Sea would not only protect delicate marine ecosystems but also provide a tentative solution to a seemingly intractable regional dispute.
Given the high ecological stakes and the number of international stakeholders in the region, the time to realize the promise of science diplomacy may now be at hand in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.