Rapid urbanisation is the defining challenge for Asia Pacific in coming decades. Eco-Business looks at some smart solutions adopted by cities to keep up with growing energy and waste needs and strengthen their economies in the process.
Singapore's Building and Construction Authority will use the American software giant's Azure cloud platform to develop a portal that lets building owners track energy usage in chiller plants and maximise energy savings.
This little understood technology has the potential to reinvent the energy sector, turn regular consumers into power producers and support countries in achieving their climate commitments, writes ADB's Yongping Zhai.
Women in Asia Pacific have narrowed the education and health gaps, but progress has been slow for economic empowerment. This International Women's Day, let's recommit ourselves to achieving gender equality, says UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.