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Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan speaks at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur in this file photo taken on March 7, 2019 – Photo by Firdaus Latif Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the news you need to know. KUALA LUMPUR, October 31 – Days before the 2021 budget is tabled in …

In most mainstream sustainability narratives, increased efficiency is an important element. This is a prerequisite for the supposed possibility of combining the reduction of the pressure on natural resources with economic growth. Thanks to better resource efficiency, we can continue to consume as before, without harming the planet, the story goes. That this story is …

By Brock Pierce In America, we talk a lot about our economy. As the world’s largest national economy for over a century, it’s perhaps no surprise that we are proud to measure it and display its growing numbers. Yet from the start we have also known the risks of overstating the measure of our economy. …

The problem predates the Trump administration. While conducting fieldwork in northern Shanxi Province several years ago, a local official told me that, given China’s better environmental record than India’s, heavy demands from foreign governments wanting China to curb pollution should stand up. Since then, Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 …

Forest products provide another clear example of dematerialization in the United States. Total annual domestic consumption of paper and board peaked in 1999 and wood in 2002. Both totals have since declined by more than 20 percent. Could these be mirages caused by relocations that are not properly captured? This is highly unlikely, as the …