More city and regional governments, businesses and investors are taking action to reduce climate change, complementing efforts by national governments. And as bottom-up initiatives continue to grow, better accounting of their impact is needed.
As the world rushes into implementing the commitments enshrined in the historic climate deal in Paris in December, the use of large dams to mitigate climate change is becoming more popular across Asia and the world. But for many environmental and social advocates, this source of water and power remains a questionable solution that may even exacerbate our already fragile river resources. Eco-Business takes a look into the debate surrounding mega dams.
Steve Harbick –
Companies are facing more demand by regulators, investors and customers to be transparent in their environmental, social and corporate governance. Business leaders can no longer be complacent and be satisfied simply with financial performances.
Kim Yen White –
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.
and Cynthia Elliott –
World Resources Institute climate experts Ranping Song and Cynthia Elliott explore the progress that governments, cities, and businesses have delivered on reducing emissions since last December's Paris agreement.