A new exhibition by Eco-Business explores the link between melting ice sheets and communities in Asia. One of its defining images: The carcass of a reindeer that likely starved to death after getting its antlers entangled in a fishing net.
What will buildings and cities of the future look like in the face of global megatrends like climate change? Eco-Business gazes into the crystal ball with industry experts at the recent International Built Environment Week in Singapore.
Blockchain is already used in energy projects from South Africa to Singapore, but questions linger over its significance in the transition to clean energy. What was the final word when six industry experts came together for an animated debate over its potential?
Yani Saloh –
Indigenous communities, like the Sungai Utik Dayak Iban Longhouse community in Indonesia, are guardians of the land on which they reside. Across the world, there is growing recognition of their work towards protecting the environment and mitigating climate change.
Pernille Jægerfelt Mouritsen and Michelle Gordon –
Asian cities are facing a deadly mix of droughts and flooding that is only getting worse with increasing populations, urbanisation and the climate crisis. Here's how three of them are tackling the challenge.
Asia’s poorly regulated urban growth impacts the economy and the environment, putting pressure on public spaces, transportation, garbage disposal, and air pollution. Self-contained, self-sufficient urban communities can solve the chaos.
Climate-related disasters are likely to increase in the region. Increasing social protection and investment in technologies to strengthen early warning systems can protect and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to this reality.
For Pacific islanders, who are on the frontlines of a climate crisis to which they have barely contributed, the persistently selfish and short-sighted approach of the world's major emitters has gone from disappointing to frustrating to infuriating. Betting on geoengineering would only make matters worse.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...