Experts at the recent Green Cities conferences in Sydney gazed into their crystal balls and identified six key trends that city leaders and building and real estate sectors cannot ignore if they want a sustainable and secure future.
As the effort to achieve equality for all women and girls continues this International Women's Day, here are 10 women who are leading the global push towards climate action, gender equality, and social justice for all.
Justin Adams –
One of the biggest challenges in making the argument for protecting forests is economic concerns. Timber cultivation could be the key that helps balance these concerns, says The Nature Conservancy's Justin Adams.
Robin Hicks –
The BBC nature documentary portrays Singapore as a green urban utopia where man has invited nature back into the city. The development of Singapore's last forests suggests the opposite is happening, note conservationists.
Eli Court –
Asia's construction industry is booming, but can it do so while driving down greenhouse gas emissions? ClimateWorks Australia's Eli Court shares some ideas for how Asia's building sector can achieve net zero emissions.
Some 64 per cent of Asia will be urbanised by 2050 and national governments are joining hands with the private sector to leverage the opportunity for sustainable development, writes Schneider Electric's Tommy Leong.
Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the end of 2016 prompted the question: can the world sustain this hard-fought momentum?