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?
The Singapore-based bank has pledged to stop financing coal power projects—but only in developed countries. An NGO has said the policy "changes nothing" about the bank's efforts to tackle climate change.
Christiana Figueres and Teresa RiberaManuel Pulgar Vidal –
Climate change is a true test of political leadership, and now is the time for governments to do more, says former UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres.
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China is adopting renewable energy at a breakneck pace, but its overall energy demand is also rising rapidly; this provides an opportunity for the country to demonstrate global leadership in clean energy technology development.
This could very well be the Asian Century, but if and only if the region can overcome old challenges like poverty and resolve issues of the day such as climate change. ADB's deputy chief economist Juzhong Zhuang outlines key problem areas.
A highly fragmented energy landscape means the government has less control over coal power plants than widely perceived, but central authorities are still making headway in reducing emissions and scaling back on coal power generation, say researchers.
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.
Positive news for the manufacturing industry in the Federal Budget was the re-profiling of funding for the popular Clean Technology Investment Program (CTIP), which provides funds to support the implementation ...
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the ...