An all-electric commercial plane took off close to Vancouver, Canada on 10 December and flew for less than 15 minutes, unleashing hopes that fuel-guzzling jets could be replaced by a green alternative.
The mobile app from Sembcorp, called Ezi, aims to make recycling more convenient for residents in Singapore, where only 4 per cent of plastic waste is recycled. Users are paid for the materials they collect—but get nothing for plastic.
Bertrand Badré and Philippe Heim –
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.
Brendan Canavan –
Rising demand for new experiences in far-flung locations places burden on the environment, straining ecosystems and encouraging higher energy consumption in remote places. How can the experience economy keep local sustainability in mind?
Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell –
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the key human rights issues that defined 2019, from China's repression of Muslim Uyghurs to louder calls for climate justice.
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.
Each year after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, air quality in India's capital city plummets. However, experts say the air in Delhi is bad the rest of the year, and fares poorly compared to other cities of its size.
Will Pasig City in the Philippines take its place alongside the likes of Kyoto, Paris and Seoul for fostering inclusive climate action? Mayor Vico Sotto highlights how collective action is key to building a low-carbon city.
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.
Together with Danfoss and the Danish Embassy, Eco-Business conducted a forum where some 180 participants discussed ways of making cities climate-smart. The forum included a panel discussion on Singapore’s approach ...
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 ...