7. feb. 2020 10:11
While India has become a hotspot for renewable energy investments, a new Indian coal geography has also emerged since the early 2000s. Its materialisation promises to lock India into continued reliance on coal for the foreseeable future, with a concomitant rise in carbon emissions. In part one of this two-part series, we look at the big picture of India’s new coal geography and its impact.
Jan. 28, 2020 2:25 PM
Mega-quarantines, large hospitals built within a week, and sharing information with the global scientific community! The outbreak of the coronavirus (nCov2019) in China that has infected thousands of people and killed over 100, provides an illustrative example of the challenges facing the powerful Chinese state as it strives to contain the epidemic within its borders while limiting the effects of “stagflation” and further damage to its reputation abroad.
Jan. 21, 2020 4:08 PM
A little over a decade ago, there were widespread concerns over a major decline in global agricultural production and a corresponding rise in food prices. With the world’s largest share of arable land, Africa began to witness increased interest from foreign investors, who were optimistic of their ability to transform the continent’s agriculture sector while ensuring that their own countries would enjoy a steady supply of food. A decade later, and with hindsight, such ambitions appear to have been rather naïve.
Dec. 31, 2019 9:14 AM
Det har vært et dramatisk år i Latin-Amerika. Mediene har gitt intens dekning til hendelser i korte perioder, men fokus blir flyttet fort videre. Her har jeg gjort et forsøk på å følge de viktigste historiene fra 2019, og si litt om hva vi kan vente av 2020.
20. des. 2019 10:43
Human diets are rapidly meatifying. This involves complex rural transformations and changing food regimes, where Asian countries are taking centre stage.