Tag Archive: Environment

Is Australia irresponsibly resourcing development in Asia?

Australian resource markets play an integral role developing the Asian energy market. Mineral exports undoubtedly drive Australia’s economy. Over %30 of Australian exports in 2012 comprised of coal, compromising Australia’s international environment leadership.Complementing… Continue reading

It’s June 5 and India’s climate future looks coal-grey

As you celebrate World Environment Day, spare a thought for the gritty environmental fight that Mahan’s forest dwellers are waging against corporate greed for coal According to a study released this week, nine… Continue reading

BJP progressive on Economy, not on Environment

The Bhartiya Janata Party released its much awaited and much delayed manifesto today, promising to boost India’s economy and reiterating its obligation to the cause of Hindutva. The issue of environment has always… Continue reading

A Powerful Story Of How These Villagers Are Taking On Essar For Planning To Mine Their Forests

As Indians gear up for the election battle this year, one can already hear the politicians’ campaigning plans for a better India. The highest priority on this agenda is that for development. Even… Continue reading

Protecting Indonesia’s forests is a global responsibility.

Kwatisore is a tiny coastal hamlet in Papua, Indonesia, famous for the fragrant bark of Gaharu and Moso’oi trees that grow here. For the people of Kwatisore, the business from the trees is… Continue reading

Indonesia: the land of pristine forests

‘The mist is the breath of the forests’, said Godi Utama, my Indonesian colleague when I met him last year in Bangkok. We were having a discussion about Indonesia’s forests and biodiversity and… Continue reading