Good news: China is pedalling forward very fast on putting more bikes in its cities. But potentially a bad news: The bike-sharing battle between two providers may result in a glut of bikes in the market, and may threaten the local economy.
From digital neighbourhood maps in Nairobi's Kibera slum that allow residents to point out service gaps, crimes and accidents, to Korea's "green cards", mayors serve as vanguards of sustainability with these 15 city-driven innovations.
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One of the most significant questions surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals today is how to secure the necessary financial resources; unlocking private sector financing is key, says SustainAbility consultant Charlotte Pearson.
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Will 2017 see international momentum on climate action, more plant-based foods, or the renaissance of fossil fuel? Here are six major storylines to pay attention to this year, according to WRI.
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Bigger is better when it comes to installing sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, where regional cooperation and integration are necessary to overcome energy challenges, says UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Water plays an important role in global affairs, and water security is critical to peace and security. Strategic Foresight Group president Sundeep Waslekar makes a case for water to be recognised as "a strategic resource of humanity".
The benefits of living in urban centres are fading as poor city planning takes a toll on health, education and the environment. ADB's Susann Roth talks about how we can reclaim the urban health advantage.
Climate migration is on the rise, and Asia is set to be among the worst affected regions. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff outlines how the region can prepare for the next wave of migrants.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...
The report addresses the challenging question of what conditions are required for structural transformation, driven by technological change, in order to drive sustained growth and inclusiveness, while avoiding environmental degradation.