From negotiating peace in Sri Lanka to fighting deforestation, Erik Solheim has dealt with big issues in his decades-long career. But as the new head of the UNEP, he might face his biggest task yet: bridging the natural and business worlds.
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.
In rural areas and disaster zones, a lack of electricity and contaminated water can cause major public health challenges. Here's a device that can help by sterilising surgical instruments using just sunlight and water from any source.
Singapore is getting larger, but the sand mining that aids its growth often wreaks havoc on rivers, deltas, and marine ecosystems in Cambodia, alleged a Cambodian non-profit that is leading a possible lawsuit against the city-sate.