Thousands of Asian garment factories producing wares for brands including Adidas, Nike and ASOS could be underwater by 2030 due to rising sea-levels, but research shows that buyers have "no plans" to mitigate possible large-scale losses of jobs and income.
When the ocean is protected, the impacts are felt by people on land. Since ocean conservation laws were enacted in both the Philippines and Timor Leste, the livelihoods of coastal communities have changed for the better.
Omar Razzaz –
Global efforts involving awareness-raising, nudging, and shaming are necessary but not sufficient to prevent a climate crisis. Addressing the problem more effectively requires international governance arrangements that amount to a new social contract on global public goods.
While some advocate economic degrowth as an option to achieve climate targets and other environmental goals, adopting efficient clean technologies can promote both economic growth and environmental goals.
Robin Hicks –
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Ying Xuan Kong –
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
GDP and other economic measurements do not fully reflect current state of affairs and future development potential. Based on 127 quantitative data indicators, the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index evaluates performance …
Effective water management is crucial for both Thailand's large agricultural sector and for its fast developing high-tech manufacturing sector. Cloudasset's Digital Solution for Water Management integrated over 40 databases and data …
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in …