The second edition of Global Opportunity Report identifies the top five risks that corporate leaders think will dominate the business agenda, and what business opportunities might emerge from addressing them.
California’s Orange County Water District took ‘reuse and reduce’ to a whole new level with its ground-breaking work in recycling used water. Its general manager Michael R. Markus shares his insights on the organisation’s decades-long journey in protecting the region’s water basin and ensuring water security for millions, efforts that helped it win the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize.
The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, is using laser scanners inside manned airplanes to create high-resolution hazard maps and a flood ...
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Singapore, along with 194 other nations, has adopted a global agreement to jointly tackle climate change. This is no easy feat, as reducing our environmental footprint will involve changing our mindsets and habits as well as overcoming technological hurdles.
Paul Ehrlich and John Harte –
Virtually everyone in the scientific community agrees that ensuring sufficient food supplies for a surging human population, which is set to grow by 2.4 billion by mid-century, will require serious work. But there is no such consensus on how to address the food-security problem.
Migration is not only the best opportunity for people to improve their lives, but it is also a crucial building block of Asia's economy. On International Migrants Day, let's recognise their contributions, say UN ESCAP and International Organisation for Migration's top officials.
The Paris Agreement is an extraordinary achievement. But there is much work to be done to ensure global warming does not exceed dangerous levels, say Global Carbon Project head Pep Canadell and Stanford University professor Rob Jackson.
Africa must not only adapt to the current effects of climate change, it also needs a sustainable development pathway that meets the continent's future needs, says African Development Bank chief climate and green growth officer Gareth Phillips.
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the ...