Consumers’ rising expectations are forcing power utilities in Asia to innovate. Ahead of Asian Utility Week 2017, Eco-Business looks at the trend and what it means for the future of electricity supply.
No place on earth is off limits for the tourism industry nor, unfortunately, the negative impacts it can bring. This year, declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UN, here's how we can steer the tourism industry in a more sustainable direction.
Establishing a functioning political system, without the transparency and accountability that ensure good governance, is not enough to protect the well-being of citizens. ADB's Jong Woo Kang explains why.
Eco-Business recently visited a palm oil plantation belonging to Golden Agri Resources (GAR) to see how the company is tackling a culture of land burning in West Kalimantan, an area of Indonesia that was ravaged by the haze-making fires of 2015. Here are some scenes from the ground.
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With climate change, global instability and economic challenges, businesses are more vulnerable than ever, says CSR Asia chairman Richard Welford. Here are 10 ways they can future-proof themselves.
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If told to choose between the conservation of unspoiled oceanic habitat and deep sea mining to advance renewable energy, what would you pick? This is not a hypothetical question, writes University of Liverpool's Jon Major.
Omair Ahmad –
The core problems driving climate change are not going to disappear, but both the sense of danger and a strategy based on hope for peaceful change, are necessary to create a better world.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
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Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.
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The heavenly aroma of freshly brewed coffee that perks up your morning comes in stark contrast with the toxic carbon dioxide its production is emitting to the environment. Here's how a coffee cooperative in Costa Rica hopes to change that.
India aims to generate more than half of its electricity through renewable and nuclear energy by 2027. Ahead of the Renewable Energy World India Conference and Exhibition, Eco-Business looks at the challenges ahead.
Countries need to do more to protect areas that may not be important for biodiversity, but provide key ecosystem services such flood mitigation and water and soil retention, says environmentalist Zhiyun Ouyang.
Tomorrow’s leaders will have to navigate challenges like climate change, food shortages, and resource scarcity. The University of Sydney’s postgraduate sustainability programme equips them with the skills to tackle these problems.
Versatile, cheap, and useful, palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But it has also caused deforestation and community conflict in the tropical countries where it is cultivated. A better way is possible – Eco-Business explores the rise of sustainable palm oil.
The founders behind Asia's most well-known festival, Wonderfruit, have ambitions to dominate the region's festival landscape by serving up sustainability messages along with music, food, fun and art - just don't call them activists.