Professor Lam Khee Poh, the new dean of Singapore's top architecture school, is an early advocate of green buildings. In the run-up to the International Green Building Conference next month, he tells Eco-Business why he wants his students to embrace sustainability in their education and work.
As part of a new Channel NewsAsia documentary, Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam embarks on a journey to explore how climate change will impact our island city-state and what we must do to adapt and thrive.
Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.
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Helikonia project manager Esther Teh outlines how agriculture-dependent businesses can disaster-proof their supply chain to manage risks such as climate change, extreme weather, and crop failures.
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Climate change is one of the biggest risks to societies and economies around the world, but many of the most cost effective solutions to manage this risk are already available in nature, writes The Nature Conservancy's Maria Damanaki.
To solve land shortages, many Asian countries have encouraged "eco-burials" that involve the cremation process. But considering the environmental effects of cremation, the benefits may be short-term at best.
Just as climate change disproportionately affects the poor, efforts to reduce its toll must also focus more on this vulnerable group, says Joyce Coffee, managing director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index.
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 ...