‘Rosewood’ explores China’s philosophy of ecological protection as it goes global

China wants to allow sustainable cultivation of threatened species, in contrast to the Western model of banning trade, explains Annah Lake Zhu in this provocative book
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The </span><span class="s2">Socfin plantation in Sierra Leone’s Malen Chiefdom (Image: Saidu Bah / China Dialogue)</span></p>
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Sierra Leone’s conflict palm oil certified as sustainable

Some community members accuse Socfin of land-grabbing and pollution. We visited the company’s plantation in Malen to find out what’s happening beneath the palm fronds.

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In Mexico, the green light for exporting farmed totoaba divides opinion

A decision by CITES to permit international trade is seen by some as a chance for economic growth, but it could also fuel illegal activity that is driving extinction in the Gulf of California

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Opinion: What China’s ‘ecological civilisation’ means for Latin America

Plans to strengthen trade, economic and technological ties through Belt and Road Initiative must be responsible and sustainable, writes academic Camilo Defelipe Villa

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Petro takes office in Colombia: can he fulfil his environmental ambitions?

The veteran leftist has promised deep social and economic reforms on decarbonisation and climate adaptation as president, but faces challenges in testing times

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Elizabeth Mrema: ‘A lot still has to be done for a biodiversity agreement’

With COP15 looming, the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity tells China Dialogue Ocean of the next steps for the new global agreement on biodiversity

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