COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

How China’s fishing fleet is devastating ecosystems, harming poor countries and contributing to conflict

The rise of China over the last several decades has been accompanied by adverse impacts on the global environment, ranging from plastic pollution and destruction of the world’s forests to emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. The world’s fisheries have also suffered the effects of China’s rise. Those fisheries are in crisis. According to the United…

COP26 climate pact: kicking the can down the road, with help from China

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was supposed to be a breakthrough in climate diplomacy. In the event, it was a step in the right direction, but only a tiny one. The resulting agreement among governments – the Glasgow Climate Pact – does not avert the worsening climate crisis. Instead, it kicks the can down…

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