Monthly Archives: March 2012

China: New programme in Salween-Mekong basin targets women’s adaptation to climate change – News – Professional Resources –

A great example of trans-national collaboration on climate adaptation involving the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences… supported by the Swedish International Development … Continue reading

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China, Indonesia to Boost Bilateral Ties

China and Indonesia signed agreements on a range of issues on Friday, a sign analysts said shows the wish of both nations to push forward ties in strategically important Southeast Asia. via China, Indonesia to Boost Bilateral Ties.

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SEIA Calls on Governments and Industry Groups to Pursue Global Dialogue on Solar Trade and Competitiveness

Amid the competitive dynamics of global trade, the solar industry is working to develop meta-frameworks across national boundaries. Here is one example of the rise of a meta-network. Over the past year, SEIA has held a series of dialogues with … Continue reading

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China faces ‘timebomb’ of ageing population | World news | The Guardian

While this is not an article that covers energy issues, it falls under the broader category of China Futures. The demographic / population dimensions of ageing China have been commented on before. This article offers a very good general overview … Continue reading

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Xiamen University Partners With Leading Technology and Energy Providers to Build China’s First Direct-Current Microgrid – MarketWatch

This is both an interesting example of cross sector (meta) collaboration between university R&D and energy corporations, transnational collaboration across Canada and China, as well as between different energy systems. Overall a very interesting example of global socio-technical integration and … Continue reading

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Japan eyes Mongolia in Asian ‘super grid’ plans – : Renew Economy

Here is another good article on the Asian super-grid concept, somewhat similar to the European-North African concept. Thinking futures, this is in the ideas phase, but the proponents argue the technology already exists. Could this be the bases for large … Continue reading

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Design tips for a carbon market | Climate Spectator

This article discusses China’s various emissions trading and cap pilot projects across China. China is pushing forward with plans to introduce carbon trading experiments in various cities and provinces, as a testing process that will prefigure a China-wide system. This … Continue reading

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