A recent Supreme Court order, reinstating a ban on the sale of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali, is the latest in the long line of desperate judicial interventions to deal with environment issues.
Jennifer Romero-Torres –
Keeping global warming within 2 degrees Celsius will require the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing energy efficiency is a relatively low-cost, easy way to do so. Why isn't the market interested?
and Paula Miquelis –
In a country infamous for being the second-biggest contributor of plastic waste to the oceans, a city in West Java has achieved a close to 100 per cent segregation rate. This is how Depok transformed its waste system.
Rebecca Walker Chan –
Experts predict that climate change will displace millions of the world's most vulnerable populations. CSR Asia' Rebecca Walker Chan discusses how climate refugees could impact countries and businesses.
Surbana Jurong principal architect Owen Wee presents a novel concept, the Food Tower, which can solve several urban challenges for Singapore at once: overcrowding, food security, and the ever-present need for community cohesion.
Bikesharing has become explosively popular in China. Against that backdrop, two of WRI China's experts on sustainable transport discuss the need for careful consideration of ways that urban design can protect cyclists while promoting this low-carbon alternative.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
The Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda report emphasises that the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanisation is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged ...