Rapid urbanisation is the defining challenge for Asia Pacific in coming decades. Eco-Business looks at some smart solutions adopted by cities to keep up with growing energy and waste needs and strengthen their economies in the process.
Park Won-soon –
The goals of the Paris Agreement will be achieved if there is climate action at the ground level. Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, shares how his city is not only catalysing action against climate change at home, but also abroad.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Because controversies about exploding phones and corruption weren't enough, Samsung has entered into a joint venture with deforestation-linked Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo, reveals Mighty Earth's Deborah Lapidus.
Almost half of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030 are directly or indirectly related to transport, and it's time to relook Asia's transport system if the region is to meet the goals in time, says ADB's Nana Soetantri.
Medilyn Manibo –
Weber Shandwick’s new study examined eight cities in Asia Pacific and how the 'soft power' attributes of cities exert influence and attract people, with Singapore topping the list for its innovative approach to sustainability and the environment.
The results of the 6th annual Korean ESG review show that management awareness for sustainability management has been further increasing, accelerated strongly since the financial crises of 2008/2009. However, certain ...
Drawing on a variety of experiences in developing models to evaluate sustainability and risk modelling tools, SolAbility has developed a model to measure the level of sustainable development, "Sustainable Competitiveness" ...