While Asia faces a possible demographic "tax" brought on by a rapidly growing elderly population, aging is still taboo in many of its cities. Here's what students in the Malaysian capital are doing to change this.
The number of firms from Asia Pacific on the Global 100 ranking remains unchanged from last year. But many have dropped to significantly lower positions on the index, with the exception of Samsung, which came in 10th this year.
Sri Wening Handayani –
Cash transfer programs, efficient government expenditure and capacity building are ways in which communities across Asia can receive adequate social protection and meet their basic needs.
and Michael Kellner –
President Donald Trump is introducing tariffs on imports to the United States, and the European Union could respond in kind. But this overlooks a key challenge in the 21st Century—ensuring economies respect the planet's natural boundaries. What can Europe do?
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
Humanity only has three years left to safeguard the climate, but a lot more funding than what is currently available is required to build a low-carbon future. ADB's Ingrid van Wees suggests that local currency green bonds could be the answer.
How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Urban experts with IIED and PwC look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors.
Medilyn Manibo –
At the UN Climate Summit, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a stern message to government leaders, telling them to stop ignoring the reality of climate change. Watch his speech here:
KPMG has created The Green Tax Index to increase awareness of the complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving green tax landscape worldwide. It aims to encourage companies to explore the opportunities ...