Although cities occupy just three per cent of the earth's land cover, they account for 70 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. A new partnership seeks to advance building energy efficiency in cities.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is facing a $1.3 billion budget cut as part of the federal government's savings measures. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney's Institute for Sustainable Future explore the dire consequences of this.
Ahead of the International Green Building Conference 2016, Dutch architect Ron Bakker explains why the architecture of office spaces should be rooted in the aim to help people enjoy, and be more efficient at, work.
Pulp and paper supplier PT Bumi Mekar Hijau was ordered to pay the equivalent of $6 million by an appeals court in South Sumatra, in a reversal of an earlier decision that saw the firm cleared of wrongdoing.
Ahead of the International Green Building Conference 2016, Eco-Business speaks to smart city expert Karuna Gopal, who has spent the past decade tackling challenges such as balancing growth with competitiveness and sustainability in India.
Professor Lam Khee Poh, the new dean of Singapore's top architecture school, is an early advocate of green buildings. In the run-up to the International Green Building Conference next month, he tells Eco-Business why he wants his students to embrace sustainability in their education and work.
As part of a new Channel NewsAsia documentary, Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam embarks on a journey to explore how climate change will impact our island city-state and what we must do to adapt and thrive.
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Climate change will have a massive impact on how companies and societies operate, but many people are still unaware of the full extent of climate risks. Forum for the Future's Iain Watt breaks this complex issue down for companies.
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Working in a large corporation's in-house sustainability team can be daunting; Spark Strategy strategic advisor Laura Reed shares tips on how to achieve an meaningful shift in organisational culture and practices.
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Watch this charming video of how Thai farmer Somsak Sriphumthong got rid of a destructive opium field and helped curb deforestation and downstream flooding with his organic and sustainable coffee farm.
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.
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.
Some 3 million people in China live without electricity, making daily activities such as studying difficult. Social entrepreneur Quan Quan Zhang has developed a low-cost solar lamp to help children in China's remote areas gain an education.
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.
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.
Singapore-based companies are starting on the journey towards sustainability, although most of them have not yet made the connection between corporate responsibility and profitability. This is the main finding of ...