The vast majority of banks in Asean are indifferent to climate change and other environmental and social threats in their lending operations, despite the associated risks staring them in the face, a new WWF report has found.
In approximately five years, two-thirds of the global population will face acute water shortage due to pollution, poor water management and unstable weather patterns caused by climate change. How can the latest tech innovations help the water industry to cope?
Jillian Du –
About 1 billion people lack access to a reliable supply of water, with some receiving water only a few hours each week. This reality is starker in cities across the Global South, even for those not facing a physical water shortage.
David Montgomery –
More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production, writes David Montgomery.
Hassan Abbas and Asghar Hussain –
Managing river systems can help Pakistan manage floods, deal with droughts, create engines for a green economy, as well as help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions more effectively and more cheaply than big dams, argue Hassan Abbas and Asghar Hussain.
China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.
A shift from water sharing to collective initiatives that focus on building basin-wide resilience could strengthen regional cooperation in South Asia, writes Jyotiraj Patra, project manager of Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA).
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.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
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 ...