Cambodian bricks, Malaysian rubber gloves, and fish from China and Taiwan have been added to the United States’ list of goods produced by child or forced labour. What does inclusion mean, and how is it different from US Customs import bans?
The desire to switch to lifestyles with gentler environmental impacts is on the rise. But as the pandemic slims down wallets, firms must offer lower prices to inspire responsible consumption, states a new study.
Trang Chu Minh –
The coronavirus crisis presents an opportunity to rebuild the tourism industry in a more sustainable manner. Fostering eco-tourism initiatives could ensure recovery for the sector and for nature go hand in hand.
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana –
Asia-Pacific's waters, and the people, food systems and fish stocks that depend on them, are under threat. Saving the region's oceans requires collaborative efforts, better data and transboundary ocean management.
From poverty to climate change, people caused today's most pressing challenges, people are being harmed by them, and people can address them. The problem is that the people with the most power to address global problems are often not only the same people who helped to cause them, but also are among the last to be harmed by them.
Robin Hicks –
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Tim Ha and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.