Environmentalists say the food giant’s latest policy to address the growing plastic pollution problem is unclear and lacks bite. As one of the largest providers of food and beverages in single-use plastics in the world, is it doing enough to make sure its plastic debris does not end up in the ocean?
Five years ago, Jonathon Porritt imagined a sustainable world by 2050 in his book The World We Made. In this interview, Porritt reviews progress made so far, says Europe has got it wrong on palm oil, and banks are "stupid" for funding coal.
Ivan Ascher –
Free markets may have steered us toward a wealthier, healthier future, but leaving the fight against climate change to market forces would be a tragic mistake, writes the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Ivan Ascher. Here's why.
Mark Diesendorf –
The world must transition to cleaner energy without blowing the global carbon budget if we want to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of warming. What is renewable energy breeding and how will it help us achieve that?
Ehab Abou-Oaf –
With its scale, the global F&B industry has an obligation to drive transformational change in tackling sustainability and public health challenges, but industry efforts alone will not suffice. The stage has long been set for all stakeholders to collaborate on solutions to build a sustainable future, says Ehab Abou-Oaf of Mars Wrigley Confectionery.
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
Hannah Koh –
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.
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.
In its promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme addresses particularly the needs, role and potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are ...