People are far less likely to experience sick building syndrome if they live and work in green buildings, research from Singapore has found. But experts say that building occupants need to be given better data on the quality of their indoor environment.
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International leaders have just agreed to the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons, potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants and propellants. Ian Rae from the University of Melbourne outlines how this will happen, and what could come after.
If the world is to succeed in preventing climate change from reaching catastrophic levels, reducing HFCs is a sensible – perhaps the most sensible – first step, say new UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and Nobel Laureate Mario Molina.
After the historic Paris climate agreement, the focus should not just be on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but also other pollutants like hydrofluorocarbons and methane, say UNEP head Achim Steiner and UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.