Vancouver—the mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—wants to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. Here's how the city is trying to reach that goal, and reaping economic benefits along the way.
Kim Beng Lua
and Li Wei –
Bikesharing has become explosively popular in China. Against that backdrop, two of WRI China's experts on sustainable transport discuss the need for careful consideration of ways that urban design can protect cyclists while promoting this low-carbon alternative.
Wu Xian –
How can Singapore hit its existing targets and accelerate the change towards a new “car-lite” future? Digital technology could be a big part of the solution, says Surbana Jurong senior executive engineer Wu Xian.
Copenhagen is one of the world's most liveable cities, largely due to its emphasis on walking and cycling. What is its secret and what can Singapore learn from it? Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam travels to the Danish capital to find out.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
Medilyn Manibo –
The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Vaidehi Shah –
The Singapore government on Saturday launched its masterplan for sustainable development, dedicating $1.5 billion to initiatives such as scaling up public transport, growing solar adoption, and moving towards zero waste.