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Millions of poor people in developing East Asia have escaped the threat of hunger by leaving the fields to work in factories producing manufactured goods for sale in the West. So what happens to the prospects of the world’s poor when the West stops buying? Pinelopi (Penny) Koujianou Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale …

Author: Kris Hartley, Education University of Hong Kong The turn of the decade sees substantial efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. Around the world, trillion plastic bags are used every year with the impacts on living conditions and waste infrastructure. In Thailand, a ban on plastic bags for large retailers went into effect …

Author: Danko Kalkan, Coordinator of the Green Finance and Environmental Management Unit of the branch of ProCredit Bank in Serbia In most capitalist economies, it is generally accepted that environmental improvements must wait until economic growth reaches a certain level. This mistaken mantra has resulted in delays in implementing the principles of sustainable development, resulting …