California’s Orange County Water District took ‘reuse and reduce’ to a whole new level with its ground-breaking work in recycling used water. Its general manager Michael R. Markus shares his insights on the organisation’s decades-long journey in protecting the region’s water basin and ensuring water security for millions, efforts that helped it win the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize.
There is broad consensus that renewable energy is a crucial component of a low-carbon future, but more needs to be done to spur green investments and mobilise climate finance, says Global Green Growth Institute Director-General Yvo de Boer.
The Paris Climate Summit has highlighted the role for private investment in climate finance. It is now up to funders – both corporate and non-corporate – to shape the path ahead, writes Global Greengrants Fund UK/Europe director Eva Rehse.
How can Asia's cities cities sustain rapidly growing populations without further wreaking havoc on the environment, while still maintaining their competitive edge? ADB East Asia Department deputy director general Amy Leung weighs in.
From croissants to mini Eiffel towers, delegates at the UN climate change meeting at Le Bourget in Paris are immersing in a thoroughly French experience even as they race against the clock to finalise a global treaty on climate change.
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Business has a key role in sustainable development (and the SDGs), but let's not forget how much of that business is in the informal sector, says International Institute for Environment and Development Sustainable Markets director Mick Blowfield.
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As pressure grows on governments to take action to combat climate change, demand for fossil fuels is likely to drop, leading to a long-term depression in oil prices, says Paul Spedding, former global co-head of Oil And Gas Research at HSBC.
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As the UN climate change conference enters its crucial final days, global social media campaign #EarthtoParis wants to send a strong message to world leaders: Make this the turning point against climate change.
The global climate agreement inked in Paris in December could be a game changer for the solar industry and transform the international power landscape. LYS Energy, a Singapore-based Independent Power Producer, hopes to ride this new sustainability wave by providing solar users with everything they need to make the transition.
Wastewater treatment has traditionally been an expensive, energy-hungry process. But armed with a cutting edge, membrane technology, Australian biotechnology company BioGill has developed a solution that promises effective treatment and significant cost savings for industry, sewage treatment facilities, and aquaculture farms.
Many communities in rural Asia still live without access to electricity, which hampers their ability to provide basic health and education services. Here's how a CSR project by solar giant Yingli Solar and partners transformed the lives of villagers in Laos.
A true science man, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht invented Anammox, a breakthrough wastewater treatment method that significantly reduces the energy needed as compared to conventional ways. Now, the 2012 winner of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is working on taking water treatment a step further: recovering useful materials and making the process pay for itself.
Sustainability is at the heart of UWCSEA’s philosophy on education. From the facilities to its curriculum and student-led projects, the school made a big effort to green all its building and integrate sustainability into everyday life for its 3000 students.
For Australian firm Aerofloat, the search for a way to treat grey water on houseboats has led to an innovation that is sought after by large industries across the world. Eco-Business speaks to the family behind this revolutionary technology.
Corporates came out in force this year to pledge ever-more ambitious sustainable development targets, from renewable energy adoption to stamping out corruption. We look at this year's top 5 stories in corporate responsibility.
At Ethical Corporation we are continually hearing how a serious commitment to governance, ethics and sustainability creates long-term benefits for shareholders. It's been a while since the researches and financial ...