Constructing large dams can provide much needed electricity for Myanmar. But this can also threaten the livelihoods of millions.
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As India opens up a new bridge in its north-eastern region, local tribal communities feel left out of the development picture.
Hydropower dams in upstream India have left Pakistanis worried.
Dams are once again being recognised as important key contributors to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Energy security requires both short and long planning. Recent gas and hydro announcements are a promising start towards some proper joined-up thinking.
Bhutan and Nepal could change economic development in South Asia, thanks to their hydropower potential.
In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
Small-scale renewable energy projects have tremendous potential to power rural areas in the DRC. Rural areas in the country have very little access to electricity.
Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
At the heart of the Himalayas, the ongoing conflict between China and India for the hydro-power race will affect the whole region.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, under construction on the Blue Nile, will bring electricity and wealth to East Africa, but could also have harmful environmental and political impacts.
Mega development projects can have a positive impact. But there are risks. Between 2004 and 2013, some 3.4 million people were ‘physically and economically displaced’ by World Bank projects alone.
Photovoltaics and wind energy now have such a large head start that no other low-emission generation technology has a reasonable prospect of catching them.
Catch 22: renewable energy can help fight climate change, but climate change might prove hard on renewable energy.
There's a huge gap between what India claims it can do, and what it's actually doing to bring down emissions.
Ethiopia is a country particularly vulnerable to climate change. It will hope to attract climate finance at CoP21 to help battle the effects of climate change.
China offers an alternative to traditional donors and investors in low- and middle-income countries. Adding to its appeal is its focus on infrastructure projects.
Mozambique has long standing energy challenges and widespread energy poverty. To change this, particularly for people living in rural areas, it needs to democratise the way it supplies energy.
The upcoming El Niño event may see an even bigger drop in the water level of Lake Kariba. This will have terrible consequences for the people using the river.