For Jurong Port, its 9.65-megawatt solar facility is a source of pride. But what do industrial ports like Jurong Port stand to gain from a transition to clean energy, and what does this mean for other regional industrial areas?
The CanO Water brand from the UK is resealable, reuseable and can be recycled endlessly because is made from aluminium, the world's most recycled packaging material. But will plastic-addicted Singapore residents buy it?
A business engagement campaign led by NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze aims to convert all of the city-state's palm oil users to the sustainable variety. It won't be easy, with palm oil's poor image and the perceived high cost of green palm among numerous obstacles.
James Robert Farmer –
Over the last five years there has been a shortage of Christmas trees. Climate change could be to blame, as changing weather patterns affect growers’ ability to produce high-quality trees and the varieties that shoppers seek.
Aruna Kashyap –
The clothing industry should work harder to prevent and address gender-based violence in their supply chains. In order to do so, they first need to confront how badly their inspection or social auditing programs fail to protect women.
Lily Fuhr –
Photos of littered beaches and whales ingesting plastic bags have focused media and political attention on the problem of plastic waste. But the plastic crisis is not just about what ends up in the ocean; it is about whether we are capable of achieving a sustainable existence on this planet.
Global temperatures are expected increase by 2.5° Celsius by the end of the century despite considerable progress on energy efficiency and regulatory change. More enabling and supportive policy environments are needed to accelerate the renewable energy transition, writes Arabesque's Georg Kell.
For Pacific islanders, who are on the frontlines of a climate crisis to which they have barely contributed, the persistently selfish and short-sighted approach of the world's major emitters has gone from disappointing to frustrating to infuriating. Betting on geoengineering would only make matters worse.
Instead of passing on old and unwanted clothes to charity stores, consumers should re-direct the items to fast fashion companies that should pay for the waste they generate and fund research on new recycling technologies.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Robin Hicks –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...