From China’s ban on foreign waste imports to Vanuatu’s plan to take fossil fuel firms to court, this year saw countries toughen their national and foreign policies to tackle the world's biggest social and environmental problems.
Much of the growth in Asian green bond issuance is in China, with Southeast Asian countries gaining momentum. What can the finance industry do to boost green investments in developing nations in Southeast Asia?
Aki Kachi and Sophie BartoschLutz Weischer Gaia Larsen –
As key financial engines driving global efforts to mitigate climate change, how can multilateral development banks help countries stick to and even double down their commitments?
Philip Dobie –
A great deal of the world's land has been converted to farms to produce food. How can agroforestry help to restore degraded land, feed a growing global population and help mitigate climate change?
Sharon Salim –
The dead whale, found with 5.9 kg of plastic in its stomach, is a wakeup call for the damage plastic pollution is doing to our oceans and marine life. It also shows us that plastic pollution is a transboundary problem that all countries share.
Some of climate change’s effects such as floods and fires are easy to see and to fear, but the destruction of the intangible can be just as devastating, writes Anastasia Riehl from Queen's University, Ontario.
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.
Robin Hicks –
Coca-Cola was among the corporations supporting the release, which has been criticised by conservation experts. The release of 1,000 hatchling olive ridley sea turtles on Kuta Beach marked the opening of the global Our Ocean Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia.
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 ...