Hong Kong's newly sworn-in Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants to turn the territory into a green finance and infrastructure hub. But while doing so will be a big win for Hong Kong, there are many challenges standing in Lam's way, say experts.
Bringing technology into industries like farming and waste collection in Asia is opening up opportunities for sustainable development. Here are three companies that are changing the world’s oldest and most necessary professions.
Experts at the recent Green Cities conferences in Sydney gazed into their crystal balls and identified six key trends that city leaders and building and real estate sectors cannot ignore if they want a sustainable and secure future.
Jaideep Bansal –
Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.
Inna Amesheva –
The rise of technological innovations that enable real-time data collection and reporting, new methods of communication and number-crunching is set to transform the world of corporate social responsibility, says CSR Asia's Inna Amesheva.
Automation and digital innovation are likely to have a profound impact on jobs in developing countries. Countries should act now to refocus their economic and social policies to make them more sustainable, says IIED director Andrew Norton.
How can Singapore hit its existing targets and accelerate the change towards a new “car-lite” future? Digital technology could be a big part of the solution, says Surbana Jurong senior executive engineer Wu Xian.