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.
There is an ironic gap between Taiwan's position as a major producer of low-carbon products and the small appetite for carbon-light lifestyles, says Dr Lin Chun-Hsu from the Center for Green Economy at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, ahead of this year's Taiwan International Green Industry Show.
China and South Korea are bringing the work of cutting emissions down to the consumer level, implementing "green credit cards" that swap consumer goods vouchers for proof on emission reduction, a carbon trading scheme that is making waves.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Internet access is a clear development enabler, yet it remains unequally distributed across the Asia-Pacific region. UN under-secretary-general Dr Shamshad Akhtar shares what's being done about this.
Nana Soetantri –
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.
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" ...