As this year's edition of The Liveability Challenge throws down the gauntlet to entrepreneurs to solve Southeast Asia's urban sustainability challenges, Eco-Business asks which problems are most in need of solving.
The world is teetering on the edge of climate tipping points. But the good news is, many are working hard to plant trees, cut emissions and divest from coal, stirring up hope that the climate change fight may not yet be lost.
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The narrative of the year will be if 2020 will be a turning point for the better or for the worse, says World Resources Institute president Andrew Steer. What stories should be watching out for?
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Autonomous cars, left to their own devices, will likely do more harm than good, says a researcher in sustainable transportation. Studies have found that mass use of self-driving cars could lead to an increase in carbon emissions by 200 per cent.
Every year, the festive season sees consumption peaking, with billions being spent on holiday shopping in the United States and Canada. How can shoppers reduce their environmental footprint this Christmas?
One tonne of e-waste contains more gold than 17 tonnes of ore, making it a rich alternative to traditional mining. Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable.
Financial institutions must address the issue of technological sustainability, especially with regard to data, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Although these new technologies have vast potential, businesses also need to understand their risks, social impact, and ethical implications.
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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.
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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 ...