Jessica Cheam –
Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia's new Peatland Restoration Agency brings new energy to solving the country's deforestation and peatland problems, but engagement with major consumer giants India and China is lacking, and we still need to look at the million-dollar question of who will pay for sustainable goods.
Assaad Razzouk –
JP Morgan recently said it will stop financing new coal developments, but this is an announcement with many loopholes, and is an act of climate hypocrisy, says Sindicatum Sustainable Resources chief executive Assaad Razzouk.
Technology companies are essential to delivering new IT infrastructure and other requirements needed in a smart city, says Adrian De Luca, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems.
Women are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than men, but there is also a growing number of sustainable development solutions by and for women worldwide. Sustainia's global communication lead Katie McCrory highlights three examples.