With the global population set to rise from 7 billion today to almost 10 billion in 35 years, feeding the sheer number of people will be one of the world's greatest challenges. To mark World Food Day on 16 October, Eco-Business looks at the global food system and why we need to be smarter about how we grow, consume and manage food.
Contrary to popular belief, the airplane is a cleaner and more efficient form of transport than the private passenger car. And the aviation industry is finding ways to improve. Pratt & Whitney’s new geared turbo fan engine, part of which will be made in Singapore, promises to make the plane cleaner and greener.
The need to provide food for the region is more pressing than ever as the population grows, the agricultural workforce contracts and natural resources shrink. Every player in the food value chain needs to work together to address this, says a new report by Forum for the Future and FrieslandCampina.
[Magazine Exclusive] Across Asia, more businesses are discarding the decades-old “take, make, waste” model in favour of the circular economy, where waste doesn’t exist and products are kept in the market in one virtuous loop. Eco-Business looks at how this is spurring a new industrial revolution.
Gloria Luo –
The appetite of Chinese consumers for online shopping is only growing, as is the mountain of packaging waste as a result. Here's how the Chinese government and the private sector can take action, writes CSR Asia's Gloria Luo.
and Richard Waite and Katie Fletcher –
The agricultural and landscape sector is responsible for 25 per cent of human-caused emissions, but is sometimes overlooked in decarbonisation efforts. WRI researchers highlight how we can protect forests and accelerate decarbonisation.
Pasi Pesonen –
Wasteful packaging affects a consumer’s perception of a brand’s efficiency and sustainability and the company's profit margin. Sealed Air's Pasi Pesonen explains why setting up a sustainable, low-waste supply chain is good for business.
Chongqing is a city with cutting-edge infrastructure, but also suffers debilitating pollution. ADB transport expert Sharad Saxena shares how cities can solve traffic and pollution problem through better logistics infrastructure.
We are doggedly investing over a trillion scarce dollars a year in new carriers, ports, roads, railways and airports. The big question is, are they the right kinds of infrastructure? Aurecon ports and marine leader Jeroen Overbeek explores.
Questions about national security are legitimate and important, but so is international collaboration for breakthroughs in the energy sector. Is public debate surrounding the Ausgrid bid obscuring the big picture?