Jobs, water, food and energy must be found for the 120,000 people in Asia moving to cities every day. Experts at a recent urban environment event in the United Kingdom discussed the challenges of Asia's urban crunch.
Gernot Klepper –
The proclaimed aim of the EU's palm oil ban is to halt deforestation, but by refusing to honour producers that have switched to sustainable agricultural practices, the EU risks doing more harm than good, argues Prof Gernot Klepper.
Valeria Lvovna Gelman
and Jillian Du –
Those outside the formal workforce remain stigmatised even though they contribute significantly to the economy. However, three countries have made the effort to bring informal workers into society.
and Federica Maurizio –
Gaps in coverage for sexual and reproductive health services for girls and women may be hurting broader development objectives, say experts from the United Nations Population Fund. Here's why governments in Asia Pacific need to make these issues a priority in health coverage.
The Asia and the Pacific region wants to ensure its growth is sustainable and mobilised to provide more financing for development as it tries to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
The sea of green on the Kampar Peninsula is one of last large intact lowland peatland forests of Sumatra. Five years ago, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau was established to ensure the biodiversity and the livelihoods it supports are protected and restored.
Hannah Fernandez –
Global chocolate manufacturer Mars has been true to its commitment to make positive impact on the food industry by providing formal training to cocoa farmers in Indonesia—the world’s third largest cocoa producer.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
The latest addition to our publications series “Informal Waste Management”, a report that we have constructed after interviewing dozens of stakeholders, visiting waste management sites, and following the paths of ...
Pure Advantage, the not-for-profit organisation developing a green growth strategy for New Zealand, released a significant report into New Zealand's position in the global green economy. It details how New ...