What does climate change look like through a female lens? This year's Women's Forum Singapore gathered over 700 delegates and speakers in a conversation about gender equality and how women's leadership is crucial to saving the planet.
Singapore uses greenery to keep cool, calm and clean. But many of its green areas are ecologically sparse by design. Is the hyper-urbanised city-state nature-loving enough to grow into a city in nature?
If Asia’s sprawling built environment is going to thrive in a future shaped by climate change, technology will have to help. Here are some of the coolest tech innovations Eco-Business saw during Singapore Green Building Week.
The recent edition of the Singapore International Water Week was a high-water mark for a conference celebrating its tenth anniversary, with more than 24,000 people in attendance and nearly $23 billion worth of deals and opportunities unveiled.
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Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
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As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change convenes an international scientific conference in Canada this week to explore how to strengthen cities' ability to withstand climate change, David Satterthwaite urges them not to forget the people living in informal settlements.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
As weather patterns shift because of climate change, it's time to review whether our cities are able to protect us from the coming floods and heatwaves. Here are some ways to rethink how our cities are built.
What would it cost the earth for every one to live a 'good life'? University of Leeds' Daniel O'Neill examines where countries currently stand when it comes to the delicate balance of resource management and human development.
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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.