Growing awareness of the meat industry's environmental footprint is slowing the growth of demand for meat, but global appetite is proving insatiable. But solutions exist to lessen the impact of livestock production, said food experts at a recent forum in Tokyo.
Following major food safety scandals in China, demand has increased for safe and organic produce from the countryside, linking rural farmers to urban consumers. How is e-commerce improving the lives of China's emerging rural entrepreneurs?
Green bonds may have a credibility issue, but they are the most direct way to finance green projects, says Maarten Biermans, head of sustainable capital markets for Dutch finance giant Rabobank. He tells Eco-Business why responsible investing is gaining the upper hand.
Chris Taylor and David Lindenmayer –
Even the majority of wood products with longer lifespans, such as native timber, end up in landfill, say experts from the Australian University who address myths related to the logging of native forests.
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana –
How we respond to rising urbanisation and plan for its expansion in Asia Pacific is likely to decide whether recent development gains can be made sustainable, writes UN Under-Secretary-General Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana.
Pats Oliva –
Asia's hospitals are a huge source of waste and fossil fuel emissions. Health Care Without Harm Asia’s Pats Oliva argues why hospitals in the region need to work towards low-carbon healthcare.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is set to spur a sharp acceleration in GDP growth and development across the 60-plus participating economies. In order to ensure that BRI-related infrastructure projects don't also undermine global climate action, meaningful steps must urgently be taken to reduce their carbon footprint.
How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change? Research shows that reporting the link between climate change and hazardous weather may actually increase the scepticism of sceptics, even in the face of blatant contrary evidence.
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?
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
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 ...