Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
Green bonds are key to convincing the finance industry about the benefits of sustainable investing, but growth is being ‘strangled’ by overly complicated bond frameworks, said experts at a sustainable investment event in June.
Recognising that environmental issues in the palm oil industry have their roots in social problems is a big step towards resolving them, say experts. Why, then, have environmental concerns overshadowed social issues in media reports and activist campaigns?
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The reasons for forest fires are numerous and complex. With hotter and drier temperatures becoming the new normal in parts of the world, the solution is to work with companies, not against them, writes Sinar Mas’ Bernard Tan.
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
New Zealanders still have one more week to voice their opinion on the country's proposed zero carbon legislation, and the crunch point is whether or not agriculture should be part of the transition to low-carbon economy.
The new documentary weaves a tale between the two continents to tell the climate story through a unique Asian lens. Its team is set to travel to the Arctic next year in a new partnership with Explorer's Passage.
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...