Vulnerable communities disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental degradation caused by plastics pollution, and action is urgently needed to address the issue and restore access to human rights, health and well-being, according to a new UN report published on Tuesday.
Suzanne OConnell, Pascal Le Floc'h –
The history of fishing in the Atlantic aid to trace back to the discovery of cod-rich Canadian waters in 1497. Generations of people greatly benefitted from these resources, until the threat of overfishing became impossible to ignore.
Governments should be using the current crisis to double up on foreign development spending. The more support that developing and emerging economies have to weather the storm, the faster the global recovery will be.
Evidence shows that lands and waters that are owned and managed by indigenous peoples and local communities are healthier than those that aren’t. Governments and multilateral bodies must engage them in discussions about protecting biodiversity.
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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.
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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 …