Homi Kharas and Jaana Remes –
For urban planners, data and technology are valuable tools in the drive to improve administration and services. But while these innovations are making urban environments more livable, they come with a hidden cost: the potential to deepen inequality among digitally marginalized groups.
Gaps in coverage for sexual and reproductive health services for girls and women may be hurting broader development objectives, say experts from the United Nations Population Fund. Here's why governments in Asia Pacific need to make these issues a priority in health coverage.
Single-use plastic itself can't be evil, and it's companies’ balance sheets and our laziness that have led to oceans full of the durable material. University of Sheffield's Anthony Ryan asks, when is packaging worth the plastic?
Nothing completes a trip to Thailand like an elephant ride—not. Proven harmful to elephant health, such wildlife attractions are waning in popularity. Fortunately, there are kinder ways to interact with animals while on holiday.
Tim Daubach –
The trailer of the documentary produced by Eco-Business, which is to be screened at the Changing Course exhibition in Singapore from 1 June to 12 July, captures the remote wilderness that is Antarctica and asks what the demise of this pristine landscape means for Asia.