Some 50,000 Chinese migrants have flocked to Ghana to stake their claim in the country’s illegal gold mining rush with dire environmental, economic, and social consequences.
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Climate change is increasing the frequency of deadly vampire panics, as farmers seek scapegoats for drought and famine. But these are not mere rumours: there are real blood magic murderers on the loose.
While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability.
Sustainability issues have long been regarded as an afterthought, or as a plugin tacked onto a wider business model. Approaching sustainability with such a mindset is a recipe for disaster, as sustainability has become a core requirement in all aspects of business planning.
Sri Lanka’s ongoing drought is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also an economic one, as the country’s economy suffers on multiple fronts.
Tanzania is facing growing instability, fuelled by mounting concerns over emerging food shortages. The government is sending mixed messages, blaming the opposition for the shortages.
As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland.
An important step in countering global climate change was reached this week as China and the United States agreed to cooperate on reducing emissions. Beijing and Washington are the two largest polluters, which magnifies the importance of the aforementioned deal.