Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
China’s push to develop ‘sponge cities’ that can absorb the impact of climate change could hold lessons for other countries, says environmental expert Professor Guan Yuntao ahead of this year’s Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.
Phnom Penh developers have a penchant for filling lakes to create space for increasingly grand projects, but the projects could have serious repercussions for sustainable development in the Cambodian capital.
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Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
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Whether you’re craving Asian climates, European culture, a laid-back North American lifestyle or an African adventure, here are a few of the world’s best destinations for eco-friendly expats.
WRI's Kelly Levine outlines how milestones in energy, transport, land use, industry, infrastructure and finance give governments and industries a clear roadmap to put us on a path towards achieving 1.5°C.
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.
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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.
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No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.