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Can sustainable bioeconomy be a driver of green growth?

Can sustainable bioeconomy be a driver of green growth?

Advances in technology is making it possible to make the bioeconomy—defined as the agriculture and forestry industries—more sustainable without sacrificing productivity.

Land degradation compromises wellbeing of 3.2 billion people, study says

Land degradation compromises wellbeing of 3.2 billion people, study says

The UN-backed study also shows that land degradation is causing significant losses in biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as water purification, food security and energy provision.

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

The low insurance coverage has persisted in the region even though it has suffered nearly $1.3 trillion in losses over the last 50 years, resulting to individuals, businesses and governments bearing the costs of natural calamities.

The Goldilocks dilemma of Singapore's carbon tax

The Goldilocks dilemma of Singapore's carbon tax

Too high or too low? Singapore's carbon tax bill was passed this year, but questions around its level of ambition, and therefore effectiveness, linger.

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

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. When is packaging worth the plastic?