There shouldn't be a dedicated government department for climate change and energy - all ministries should be equally sensitive to these issues, says Sindicatum Sustainable Resources chief executive officer Assaad Razzouk.
Almost all of Asean's top listed companies are carrying out sustainability reporting, but they have a long way to go when it comes to improving the quality of their reports and being transparent about their anti-corruption policies.
With governments failing to protect our natural heritage, the World Heritage Committee must step up, in order to help bring an end to the relentless exploitation of fossil fuels, say Earthjustice's Martin Wagner and Noni Austin.
Many Asian governments are reluctant to reduce fossil fuel subsidies out of concern for poor communities. But the money freed up from subsidies could fully offset their expenditures when energy prices rise, says ADB economist Rupa Jha.
The Sustainable Development Goals bring the global community together in a bid to end poverty and hunger, fight climate change, and achieve sustainable economic growth. How can businesses play their part in this universal effort, and what's in it for them?
Heinz Schandl –
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
Esther Teh –
Helikonia project manager Esther Teh outlines how agriculture-dependent businesses can disaster-proof their supply chain to manage risks such as climate change, extreme weather, and crop failures.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
Ping Manongdo –
1 out of 10 Singaporeans do not have enough food on their tables, according to the non-profit Food Bank. So why is the food waste problem in the country so serious? This comic video hopes to get people thinking.
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The two Hollywood legends have been tapped by the 5 To Do Today campaign for the starring role in a media blitz comprised of TV PSAs and billboards aimed at reducing meat consumption.
Singapore property firm CDL's green credentials include being ranked the most sustainable real estate firm in the world as well as a leader in sustainability reporting. Now, it is one of the first companies in Singapore to align its operations with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Almost 29 billion cubic metres of water are lost each year in Asia due to leaks and water theft from pipe networks. Sound-based technologies from international firm Echologics could help utilities and companies to locate leaks quickly and without ground excavations.
A growing middle class in Southeast Asia is sparking a surge in demand for homes, putting a strain on the environment. This makes finding efficient, resource-saving ways of construction ever more important.
Digitalisation has transformed the way we operate our buildings, leading to the emergence of smart buildings that can intelligently reduce energy and water use and operational costs, boost their occupants’ safety and security and even alert managers to the risk of accidents and equipment failure.
Even as China continues to enjoy rapid economic growth, it faces a growing organic waste problem that is polluting its rivers and cramming its landfills. One company, Shanghai Tongji Plant Biomass Energy, is on a mission to convert this waste into clean energy across the country.
Singapore wants to be the world's first smart nation, but it will take major technological leaps to get there. Norwegian energy advisory giant DNV GL says it is an ideal research and development partner for developing smart energy solutions in the city-state.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...
For SustainAbility and GlobeScan's annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have ...