The three nations – all members of the Paris climate agreement – are involved with 18 of 22 coal power deals made in Indonesia since 2010, according to a report from Market Forces, an Australia-based environmental finance organization.

Brandon Camp

BANGKOKJapan, China, and South Korea are bankrolling environmentally destructive coal-fired power plants in Indonesia despite their pledges to reduce climate-changing emissions under the Paris climate deal, analysts told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Read more: Japan, China, and South Korea violate Paris agreement by funding coal in Indonesia


Dozens of air-conditioner compressors lining a wall in Mumbai, India. Less than 10 per cent of homes in India have units, but air-conditioning makes up 40 to 60 per cent of the country’s electricity demand in major cities like New Delhi. NYT PIC

THERE’S no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others — fixing air-conditioning.

Read more: Fixing a major piece of the climate puzzle


Climate disaster emoji set. Image credit: Sara Dean, co-creator and assistant professor at the California College of the Arts; Beth Ferguson, co-creator and assistant professor at the University of California, Davis; Bo Peng, graphic designer

Jakarta, Indonesia, is regularly devastated by flooding. When disaster hits, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for communication, coordination among residents and emergency responses with the hashtag #banjir — the Indonesian word for flood.

Read more: What could emojis bring to disaster response?


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