As rapid urbanisation and its links with poverty, inequality, public health, migration, and climate change becomes a pressing concern, the creation of a new UN body to focus on urban sustainability has been proposed.
Contamination scares, a monster environmental footprint and growing concern for animal welfare—Asia’s food sector is no sure bet for investors, despite the region’s increasingly voracious appetite for meat.
Renard Teipelke –
It's time to start imagining the worst weather scenarios possible, if we are to be prepared for more severe natural disasters in this era of climate change, writes ADB's Renard Teipelke.
Mark Liu –
Each year we produce more clothing, but the world is still facing a dearth of real and innovative technologies to deal with the waste produced by the fashion industry, writes University of Technology Sydney's Mark Liu. What do we do?
Besides greening the sector responsible for one-third of global emissions, green building certification programmes can generate a ripple effect through society and pull different sectors forward in the fight against climate change.
There's no telling how strict national regulations on greenhouse gas emissions will be in the future, but it might be less costly for the electricity industry—and the environment—if they invested in carbon-free electricity now, says MIT's Jennifer Morris.
Climate change is eating away at all facets of business as usual. Companies that aim for short-term benefits over long-term environmental and business sustainability are setting themselves up for failure, writes Aurecon's Quentin Jackson.
The Centre for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (CSES) at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was appointed by UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH (UPM) to evaluate critically the actual and potential ...