Ethiopia: Tree Planting and Cool Cities

(Thomas Reuters Foundation) – When Habtamu Worku left his hometown of Bahir Dar seven years ago and moved 550 kilometres (340 miles) south to Addis Ababa, he quickly grew to like the city of 5 million people. Except for one thing: the... Read more →

Germany: A Clash of Brown and Green

(Yale Environmental 360) – The hole in the landscape that opens up in front of the group of visitors is so vast and deep that some of them simply stare, mouths agape. “This mine will be active until 2026 or 2027,” says Barbara Wittig,... Read more →

India: Energy (In)Securities; Needs and Ambitions

(The Brookings Institution) – India’s energy strategy is important for any global discussion about lowering carbon emissions. Most current plans focus on the low-hanging fruit of “cheap renewable energy.” However, scaling renewable... Read more →

Mexico: Drug Cartels and the Gasoline Industry

(Stratfor Worldview) – Mexico’s energy reforms are opening up its oil and gasoline markets to foreign firms. But any companies entering the country will have to deal with the growing risk of fuel theft, as a mounting number of criminal... Read more →

Arctic: All Along the Polar Silk Road

(The Strategist) – Under Xi Jinping, China has a grand strategy to reshape the current geopolitical landscape. Xi has set out an integrated and coherent set of ideas about China’s ultimate objectives in the international system,... Read more →
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