The Indonesian government plans to make its sustainable palm oil certification scheme, mandatory for small farmers by 2020, but a recent study shows that these smallholders are not ready to adopt the standard.
Takako Morita –
Climate finance has been central to the discussion about galvanising developing nations to take action on climate change. But are they ready to receive climate finance, asks ADB's Takako Morita.
Cihan Sultanoglu –
Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years, as measured by economic growth and reduction in poverty. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks that must be addressed before the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved.
Australian cities today reap the benefits of policy and institutional reforms decades ago that ensured liveable urban environments. How can the country build on that legacy, asks Monash University's Chris Chesterfield.
Protecting and growing blue carbon ecosystem—such as mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows—offers a way to fight climate change. How is the Philippines, an archipelago blessed with many mangrove forests, doing this?
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Hannah Fernandez –
To mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December, Eco-Business presents this short film which takes you to the remote villages of Yunnan, China, where elderly folk find help and friendship through an initiative supported by Keppel Land.
In this article we are going to discuss the potentiality of Moringa oleifera: A multidimensional Perennial Biodiesel Tree intercropped with Camelina and Castor as rotational crop. The Advanced Biofuel Center ...
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.