Natural resources management

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...

Closing the cycle: how South Australia and Asia can benefit from re-inventing used nuclear fuel management

A large and growing market exists for the management of used nuclear fuel. Urgent need for service lies in Asia, also the region of the fastest growth in...

Mitigating tensions over land conversion in Papua, Indonesia

In the south of the biodiversity-rich Indonesian province of Papua, a large agricultural program is planned for the districts around Merauke, with the...

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...

Influence of safety risk perception on post-Fukushima generation mix and its policy implications in Japan

Four years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, a future portfolio of the electrical power generation mix was finally and officially...

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...

Land inequality or productivity: what mattered in Southern Vietnam after 1975?

Land redistribution and agricultural collective production were the key components of agrarian reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Communist Party in...

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...

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...

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