Forests News

At the Desert’s Edge’ Gives a Glimpse of China’s Massive Desertification Challenge

Jul 03, 2013
At the Desert’s Edge, a new short documentary from the Asia Society and filmmaker Jonah Kessel, explains the challenges and efforts to combat desertification in Kulun Qi, a dry area in northeastern Inner Mongolia.
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CES 12 Preview: Sustainable Coffee Growing in Yunnan

Feb 19, 2013
Yunnan is a microcosm of the intertwined challenges facing China; climate change, strained water resources, and rising energy and food demand to meet the demands of the world’s largest country are together forming a Choke Point that cannot be ignored. In a striking example of one such growing water-energy-food choke point, Yunnan's Nuozhadu Dam on the Mekong River is located in Pu'er, the epicenter of Yunnan's coffee growing boom. Yunnan's looming threats of drought, dams, development, and deforestation are making the need for sustainable water practices, like those in Starbucks' C.A.F.E. Practices, all the more urgent.

Africa UP Close

Dec 04, 2012
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity launch new blog - join the discussion today!

Rio+20

Jun 19, 2012
Follow the events of Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Oct 31, 2011
Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

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