Dam right

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By the end of 2008, 11 Memorandums of Understanding were signed for the construction of hydropower dams on the lower sections of the Mekong River.  With such signing, a clock is ticking as each of these dams goes through the procedures of approval. If any one of these dams is constructed, the Mekong River will […]


Business unusual for a global commodity

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Demand for palm oil is increasing and has become central to the economies of the developing countries where it’s grown. Palm oil is found in around half the products on our supermarket shelves, and it could soon be used as a biofuel that runs our cars too. But there is a price to pay that […]


Do trees have rights? Protecting the environment in the 21st century

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The framework for holding accountable those that damage the environment requires urgent re-appraisal. In this context, what rights and obligations exist and how should they be enforced? Sudhanshu offers some ideas.


Asia’s rise & the environmental costs: up in the air?

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