The recent Singapore International Water Week 2018 featured a stellar line-up of speakers and a series of activities to mark its 10 years of excellence this year. Here’s a look at 10 highlights of the event.
Paints have been used for centuries to beautify spaces, lift spirits and keep cities cool in hot weather. Dutch paints and coatings specialist AkzoNobel is proving that paints can help build greener cities too.
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Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
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As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change convenes an international scientific conference in Canada this week to explore how to strengthen cities' ability to withstand climate change, David Satterthwaite urges them not to forget the people living in informal settlements.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
As weather patterns shift because of climate change, it's time to review whether our cities are able to protect us from the coming floods and heatwaves. Here are some ways to rethink how our cities are built.
What would it cost the earth for every one to live a 'good life'? University of Leeds' Daniel O'Neill examines where countries currently stand when it comes to the delicate balance of resource management and human development.
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No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.