Sustainability is finally gaining a foothold in the global maritime industry as a result of regulatory action by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). But steering shipping in a more environmentally friendly direction does not need to be too disruptive, says AkzoNobel's Oscar Wezenbeek.
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Around the world, architects and urban planners are working to bring nature back into our cities. Carlo Ratti traces the rocky relationship between cities and the natural world, and the best attempts to reconcile the two.
Clarissa Watson –
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.
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.
President Donald Trump is introducing tariffs on imports to the United States, and the European Union could respond in kind. But this overlooks a key challenge in the 21st Century—ensuring economies respect the planet's natural boundaries. What can Europe do?
If richer nations are serious about achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, they must begin to account for the carbon emissions contained within products they import, say researchers from Universidade de Lisboa.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?