As the maritime sector grapples with scary emissions, one firm is rolling out technology designed to reduce energy consumption and pollution. In this interview with Eco-Business, Wärtsilä CEO Jaakko Eskola talks about how his firm is driving sustainability through a sector responsible for 2 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?
In theory, small, technologically advanced Singapore should be at the forefront of the global electric vehicle revolution. So why have EVs been so slow to take-off in the city-state and how can charging infrastructure accelerate progress?
Tony Robert Walker –
Shipping accounts for about three per cent of global GHG emissions, producing about the same amount as Germany or Brazil does each year. Can marine shipping be decarbonised to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement?
Bambang Susantono –
In Asia's growing megacities, an infrastructure finance gap is slowing mass transport development, resulting in thousands of hours wasted in horrendous traffic. Land value capture could unlock finance, writes ADB's Bambang Susantono.
According to research from the Institute of Sustainable Futures, demand for metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies could bust reserves for cobalt, lithium and nickel. How can we ensure the transition to renewable energy does not increase the negative impacts of mining?
Although water-related insecurity can easily exacerbate tensions within and between countries due to its prime role in economies and human livelihoods, it is not yet taken seriously. What does it take for water risks to be on the agenda?
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?
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 ...