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?
The 'Don't waste, reduce lah' campaign by Singapore Environment Council calls on Singaporeans to curb plastic bag use to two a day, and businesses and policymakers to find better ways to deal with the city-state's growing waste burden—a plastic bag tax was not among the recommendations.
and Cecilia Tortajada –
Technology can help tackle the world's water problems but will not work in isolation. Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why we need policies, governance and management working in tandem with innovation to solve water crises.
Ken Kawai –
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.
Assaad Razzouk –
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
Terra Antarctica, as it is also known, has a way of cutting you down to scale and making you ponder your own insignificance, Christine Amour-Levar shares from an all-female expedition to one of the planet's most inhospitable places.
Around the world, architects and urban planners are working to bring nature back into our cities. Carlo Ratti traces the rocky relationship between cities and the natural world, and the best attempts to reconcile the two.
World leaders meeting at the G7 Summit tomorrow to tackle the world's biggest problems are making a mistake if they do not include cities in the conversation, argues NewCities Foundation executive director Sébastien Turbot.
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The trailer of the documentary produced by Eco-Business, which is to be screened at the Changing Course exhibition in Singapore from 1 June to 12 July, captures the remote wilderness that is Antarctica and asks what the demise of this pristine landscape means for Asia.
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 ...