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May 20, 2015

Can China Really Meet Its Clean Energy Goals? And How?

China is the world’s largest energy consumer, and its energy use is dirty and inefficient. But it is working hard to change that. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

May 14, 2015

‘The Greening of Asia’: Some good news, finally

Through case studies, personality profiles and abundant statistics, Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford’s latest book offers some optimism about the state of our environment. Book reviewed by Jean Chua.

May 11, 2015

California’s drought is Asia’s nightmare

If the technology capital of America cannot manage its water, what hope is there for Asia? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

April 28, 2015

The Greening of Asia: Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Asia is enduring an environmental nightmare. In China alone, air pollution kills 1.2 million people a year. Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford gave a talk on what is needed to start cleaning up the mess in China and throughout Asia. The talk was covered by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

April 27, 2015

Fair Winds Law Means Better Air For Hong Kong

Hong Kongers will breathe a bit more easily after July 1. That’s when container ships and cruise liners at one of the world’s busiest ports will have to switch to low-sulphur fuel. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

April 25, 2015

In need of a green revolution

The Asian economic miracle has lifted millions out of poverty, but at terrible cost. Book reviewed by The Economist.

April 24, 2015

Mark Clifford | Dealing with the climate crisis

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford spoke in an interview about better leveraging Asia’s private sector in resolving the climate change crisis facing the continent.

April 22, 2015

What Will It Take For Humanity To Listen To Scientists?

What will it take for humanity to listen to scientists? That was the question a panel of Nobel Laureates asked at Hong Kong’s Asia Society Center on April 22nd as they urged quick global action on climate change. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

February 7, 2015

‘The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency’, by Mark Clifford

With our planet teetering on a climate crisis, environmentalists have recently started making the case for going green from the perspective that it’s good for business. Book reviewed by Finbar O’Mallon.

December 30, 2014

Some Good News For A Change: Mark Clifford’s ‘The Greening Of Asia’

Book reviewed by Elizabeth Economy. The article also appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog