Green buildings do not only make cities healthier environments to live in, they save money. So why have so many of the region’s cities been slow to embrace sustainable thinking, delegates wondered at a recent event in Malaysia.
As financiers demand more environmentally responsible investments and the global green bonds market gains momentum, Singapore property giant City Developments Limited has issued a S$100 million green bond, the country's first.
After months of public consultation, the City of Sydney has fast-tracked the adoption of an action plan that will help it achieve net zero emissions by 2050, tackle waste and water usage, and scale up renewable energy use.
Justin Adams –
One of the biggest challenges in making the argument for protecting forests is economic concerns. Timber cultivation could be the key that helps balance these concerns, says The Nature Conservancy's Justin Adams.
Eli Court –
Asia's construction industry is booming, but can it do so while driving down greenhouse gas emissions? ClimateWorks Australia's Eli Court shares some ideas for how Asia's building sector can achieve net zero emissions.