Sustainability is finally gaining a foothold in the global maritime industry as a result of regulatory action by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). But steering shipping in a more environmentally friendly direction does not need to be too disruptive, says AkzoNobel's Oscar Wezenbeek.
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?
and Natalia Kanem and Mabel van Oranje –
The toll that child marriage takes on girls is well documented. Researchers demonstrate that the economic impact of this, while less discussed, can also be staggering.
If richer nations are serious about achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, they must begin to account for the carbon emissions contained within products they import, say researchers from Universidade de Lisboa.
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 term "ecosystem services" has been successful in creating awareness of nature's value to mankind, but some argue the framework of "Nature’s Contributions to People" is better. Why does it matter how we talk about nature's contribution?
Shreya Dasgupta, Mongabay.com –
Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
Medilyn Manibo –
Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...