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Smart and sustainable, but are these green buildings secure?

Smart and sustainable, but are these green buildings secure?

With data theft and other forms of cyber-crime making regular headlines globally, organisations can’t afford to ignore how they safeguard their digital systems. But cybersecurity remains an overlooked issue in sustainable buildings.

Could rag-and-bone men make Singapore a zero waste nation?

Could rag-and-bone men make Singapore a zero waste nation?

The neighbourhood rag-and-bone man, known as karung guni, collects more waste than the blue recycling bins dotted around Singapore. Are they the secret weapon to dealing with the city-state’s huge waste problem?

Flying Singapore’s flag in the international green building space

Flying Singapore’s flag in the international green building space

On the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Green Building Council’s founding, founding president Lee Chuan Seng talks to Eco-Business about how the building sector is embracing sustainability, and why sustainability resonates with engineers.

Drastic shift in city lifestyles urged to avert climate crisis

Drastic shift in city lifestyles urged to avert climate crisis

Cities need to at least halve their emissions by 2030, urbanites need to cut their meat consumption and fast-fashion has to be ditched to have a chance of keeping global warming to 1.5°C.

From tipping cascades to exponential curves: 5 things we learned at Ecosperity 2019

From tipping cascades to exponential curves: 5 things we learned at Ecosperity 2019

This year's Ecosperity conference explored how to get Asia's circular economy spinning, speed up Southeast Asia's clean energy transition, and better manage the region's dwindling water resources. Here's what we learned this year.

Why emerging Asia is the hub of climate-smart urban development

Why emerging Asia is the hub of climate-smart urban development

Four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit looked at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.

How can journalists effectively tell the climate story in Asia?

How can journalists effectively tell the climate story in Asia?

Climate change is the biggest story of our time—and yet it rarely makes headlines. World Bank's Innovate4Climate and Eco-Business brought together journalists from around Asia to learn how to report better on the climate crisis.

New alliance launches plan to save the planet

New alliance launches plan to save the planet

The Global Commons Alliance, launched this week at the Ecosperity 2019 conference in Singapore, brings together scientists, financiers, policymakers and the general public to leverage science-based solutions to sustain fragile ecosystems.

Thirsty Singapore taps into innovation to secure its water future

Thirsty Singapore taps into innovation to secure its water future

Facing growing water stress and worried about tensions over imports from Malaysia, Singapore is harnessing innovative technology and policy to shore up its water supplies.

Running dry: Competing for water on a thirsty planet

Running dry: Competing for water on a thirsty planet

From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?

Rewiring the global energy sector

Rewiring the global energy sector

Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore focused on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape. How can battery deployment be sped up in Asia?

Singapore’s road to electric mobility: What’s the hold-up?

Singapore’s road to electric mobility: What’s the hold-up?

In theory, small, technologically advanced Singapore should be at the forefront of the global electric vehicle revolution. So why have EVs been so slow to take-off in the city-state and how can charging infrastructure accelerate progress?

How will Singapore defuse a 16-year waste timebomb?

How will Singapore defuse a 16-year waste timebomb?

By 2035, Singapore's only landfill site will be full. What is being done to manage the convenience-minded city-state’s waste crunch? Eco-Business interviewed two senior executives from Singapore's National Environment Agency to find out.

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