While its proponents say the bill is needed to protect the industry, citing a Western conspiracy against Indonesian palm oil, environmental activists say it will do little to address the ills attributed to the industry.
In Bhutan, a good relationship with the environment helps preserve culture, protect forests, and spur socioeconomic development that increases the country's unique key indicator for progress: Happiness.
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.
Chris G Pope –
Already a leader in solar and wind energy manufacturing, China is only set to assert a bigger presence in the green energy market in the years ahead. But the benefits will be paid out in more than dollars and cents, says University of Sheffield's Chris Pope.
and Goh Tian –
A new global alliance to phase out coal usage by 2030 is another major step forward for global climate action, but can it overcome the existing barriers to more low-carbon electricity production?
As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?
Ping Manongdo –
What does the chief executive of the world's largest consumer goods company have to say about the business case of the Sustainable Development Goals? Listen to Unilever's CEO Paul Polman in this exclusive interview.
Ping Manongdo –
Airing on Sunday March 5 at 8pm, a new ChannelNews Asia documentary features Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam on a journey from India to Copenhagen to glean lessons on what Singapore can do to overcome one of its most pressing challenges.
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.
Corporate responsibility (CR) has grown at a rapid pace in the past two decades. More companies are taking action and reporting on their social, environmental and economic performance. Investors are ...
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