Copenhagen and Vancouver are among the world’s most environmentally friendly, low-carbon cities, but it wasn’t always this way. City officials tell delegates at IGBC 2017 how a focus on sustainability revived their cities.
Cities in poor countries play a crucial role in ensuring development efforts reach the poorest and most vulnerable residents, but are often confronted with lack of funding. A new UN report outlines ways to unlock much-needed urban finance.
The transition from a fossil fuel-based energy mix to one that is renewable is not going to happen overnight, said the head of DBS Bank's sustainability council this week. The bank's exposure to oil and gas projects amounts to US$17 billion.
Asia Pacific economies must brace for the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector which largely characterises the region. A UN official calls on governments to prioritise climate adaptation and mitigation in its policies, now.
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Women are disproportionately impacted by problems in the environment, but have the least power to address them. Here's how Global Forest Watch gives women in Riau, Indonesia the tools to do so.
Climate adaptation funds are not meant to be used for development projects. But how do you disentangle adaptation from development? ADB's Nathan Rives suggests two ways this can be done, and why it matters.
Is climate research more important than who pays for it? A former Exxon-funded climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, discusses the moral dilemma of using tainted money to study climate change, and what it means for scientists and academics.