Singapore uses greenery to keep cool, calm and clean. But many of its green areas are ecologically sparse by design. Is the hyper-urbanised city-state nature-loving enough to grow into a city in nature?
Companies in Asia are coming up with innovative business solutions to solve the world’s myriad of challenges. But they cannot do it alone. Asia’s billions of consumers need to show that they’ll pay for sustainability.
Steffen Lehmann –
The way that cities are conceived, planned and managed does not always recognise the interconnections between the different systems they run on. But this must change if we are to address future challenges, says Dr Steffen Lehmann.
Michael Boyland and Heidi Tuhkanen –
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defences, say experts from the Stockholm Environment Institute.
India's worst flood in recent times is a clear warning about the dangers of rampant and thoughtless human development, writes Azim Premji University's Harini Nagendra. How are communities overcoming mistakes made in development and preparing for a future of extreme weather?
Ellen Gray, The Third Pole –
Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.