Mass evacuations in response to natural disasters like Hurricane Maria are a logistical challenge, but also face psychological barriers to residents being willing and able to leave.
Promoting individual resilience will contribute to reductions in disaster threats for at-risk communities globally.
China’s latest energy plan would see coal power increase by 200 gigawatts.
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China has pledged to peak carbon emissions before 2030, but is planning a 20% increase in coal power by 2020.
Tourists visit the Great Wall of China.The problem of racism in the country is bigger than that of Afrophobia.
Although ‘race’ as a biological category was discredited long ago, racial thinking or racialism is still common in China.
Some UN peacekeepers stand accused of sexual offences against children in the Central African Republic. An overhaul of the UN’s peacekeeping operations is needed to tackle the problem.
A UN report has found that in half of 12 country studies done on child sexual exploitation during armed conflict, the arrival of peacekeeping troops resulted in a rapid rise in child prostitution.
La diplomatie climatique réunit Xi Jinping, le président chinois, et Barack Obama, le président nord-américain, le 25 septembre dernier à Washington.
Le président chinois s’est engagé à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de son pays, en œuvrant pour la mise en place d’un immense marché du carbone testé depuis 2013.
Russia has different goals in Syria than the US and its allies. As ISIS weakens, that will become more apparent.
Climate diplomacy: in a another joint announcement from the US and China, president Xi Jinping committed to an emissions trading scheme in 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a landmark commitment on climate change, pledging to launch what will become the world's largest and most important emissions trading scheme when it begins in 2017.
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China can go into the 2022 Winter Olympics with a sense of 'been there, done that'.
Cyclone Pam struck the developing island nation of Vanuatu in March 2015. Poorer nations are more exposed to environmental dangers so are more concerned about impacts that might increase the risk.
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Who cares more about environmental issues: people in rich countries, or not-so-rich countries? A survey suggests it's those in poorer places who are more vulnerable to issues like climate change.
Still the rising star. Three Chinese universities are now in the top 200.
Asian universities continue to stun the academic world. In just one year, four more have joined the ranks of the world’s top 200 universities. Now, almost one eighth of the world’s top 200 universities…
Affordable housing in China is usually clustered into fenced housing estates of 1000 to 4000 dwelling units.
Rebecca L.H. Chiu
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