In a year replete with dire warnings about environmental catastrophe and senseless rhetoric by climate-denying politicians, words have also inspired people around the world to take climate action. Here are nine quotes from 2018 that captured the joy and despair of environmentalism.
Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos –
Digitalisation has immense potential to advance finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, write the co-chairs of a new United Nations task force on digital financing.
Arjuna Dibley –
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
As the world runs out of time to peak emissions and close a growing emissions gap, it is time for countries to put scientific findings into action, say experts in response to the annual United Nations Environment Emissions Gap Report.
Growing awareness around the carbon footprint of the built environment is creating a demand for greener, smarter buildings. Is your organisation keeping up with the green wave, or will it be left behind, asks Johnson Controls' Ken Lim.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
The new documentary weaves a tale between the two continents to tell the climate story through a unique Asian lens. Its team is set to travel to the Arctic next year in a new partnership with Explorer's Passage.
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...