Japanese firms made up five out of 17 companies from the Asia Pacific that made it to Corporate Knights' Global 100 Index of the world's most sustainable corporations. Tokyo-based drugmaker Eisai, in 16th place, was the top Asian firm.
The current protests by Indian farmers against the passage of three laws have deep roots in income insecurity, which is driven by changing rainfall patterns and incentives that promote the overuse of water.
Mary Robinson –
In the five years since the world came together to conclude the Paris climate agreement, the disastrous effects of global warming have become increasingly evident. Having squandered past opportunities, we now must start making up for lost time.
As the world marks both the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement and the arrival of a more climate-aware US administration, the time has come to get serious about taxing or otherwise imposing a price on carbon.
The climate crisis has taken a back seat to Covid-19, but prospects for bold international action to tackle global warming in 2021 are promising. The world must apply the ingenuity and agility it has shown to combat climate change.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …