As a country with no natural resources, Singapore's throw-away culture is not just ironic but also bad for the climate. It is time to close the production loop and move to a sustainable economy, say participants at a roundtable on a zero-waste Singapore.
From acting as a watchdog on errant corporations to raising awareness, the media has an important role to play in fighting climate change and environmental degradation. But its potential remains largely untapped, say experts.
From floating solar panels to systems that convert waste to electricity, a range of European innovations could help Southeast Asian countries to boost their use of green energy. Some of these technologies are being showcased in Singapore and Malaysia from Oct 24 to 28.
Warren Turner –
The challenges and actors in capacity development are changing. Warren Turner from the Asian Development Bank outlines three trends in capacity development that should be considered for the future.
Mahmoud Mohieldin –
Demographic trends can shape the economy and standards of living in a country. By crafting the right policies, governments can harness the demographic developments of the future to improve the well-being of its people, writes World Bank Group's Mahmoud Mohieldin.
Poverty eradication is crucially linked to energy access for the poor. By finding the sweet spot between policy and incentives, governments can engage the private sector in local energy provision, says ESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...
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