Climate change & environment

Sustainable development in four East Asian countries' agricultural sectors post-World War II: measuring nutrient balance and estimating the environmental Kuznets Curve

The purpose of this study is to measure agricultural waste and estimate the environmental Kuznets curve in four East Asian countries using time series...

The limits of social protection: the case of hydropower dams and Indigenous peoples' land

Hydropower dams have been criticised for their social and environmental implications. There have been attempts to create international social standards...

A little less conversation? Track II Dialogue and transboundary water governance

Foreign aid donors are increasingly investing in the good governance of freshwater resources in developing countries. One method used by many such...

‘Climate refugees’: an Oceanic perspective

The primary argument of this article seeks to highlight the irresponsible and insensitive categorisation of the Pacific peoples as ‘climate refugees’....

The energy trilemma and the smart grid: implications beyond the United States

This article argues that smart grid technologies enable policy-makers and communities to successfully manage enduring energy policy concerns. It defines...

The future of ecosystem services in Asia and the Pacific

We estimated the current value of ecosystem services for terrestrial ecosystems in 47 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. Currently, these...

Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: risks and options assessment for decision-making

We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) ‘sustainable...

Implications of Australia's population policy for future greenhouse gas emissions targets

Australia’s high per capita emissions rates makes it is a major emitter of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, but its low intrinsic growth rate means that...

Making the transition to a low-carbon economy: the key challenges for China

China has realised that for its own sake and from the international community’s perspective, it cannot afford to continue on the conventional path of...

Australia's productivity: some insights from productivity analysis

Since the turn of the century, multifactor productivity has stagnated. Australia’s income growth was supported until recent years by strong growth in the...

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