environmental issues


How foreign firms are destroying Vietnam’s environment

Foreign firms are committing numerous breaches of environmental regulations but the Vietnamese government is doing very little to bring those responsible to justice. The country needs to find a way of balancing economic growth with environmental preservation.


Shifting sand between Cambodia and Singapore: Why lawyers are now involved

The staggering difference between how much sand Cambodia and Singapore say has been exported from the former to the latter since 2007 highlights a tangled web of legal, societal and ecological issues that will take some unravelling. The numbers don’t add up and Cambodia’s ruling elite may stand among the accused.



Why has Duterte closed the mines?

LinkedinTwitterFacebook0By Claire Heffron Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is using a “shock and awe” approach to the country’s mine owners. The world’s biggest nickel ore mines…