Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers?
One garment at a time, fashion students from Raffles College of Higher Education are helping to cut Singapore's 150,000 tonne textile and leather waste footprint through a collaborative upcycling project.
Lawrence Ow –
One-fifth of companies on the Singapore Exchange acknowledge the Sustainable Development Goals, and fewer have plans around them. Corporate Citizenship's Lawrence Ow explains why Singapore-listed firms should sit up and pay attention to the SDGs.
Stephen Groff –
The rise of robots is inevitable, but the associated grim predictions around job losses aren't. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff explains how countries can prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The world has nothing to worry about reserves. After 40 years of fearing energy shortages, we now live with abundance. Guard against false narratives, not scarce resources says Samuele Furfari, Professor at Université libre de Bruxelles.
Hannah Koh –
Many doubt their ability to fight climate change and build more liveable cities, but education and storytelling could put agency back into the hands of the people, said panellists at the Cities:Possibilities forum.