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.
Developing countries such as Vietnam can't be expected to stop using coal right away, despite the urgent warnings to decarbonise in the recent IPCC report, its co-chair has said in an interview with Eco-Business at COP24.
The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 released at the Katowice summit shows that intense cyclones, excessive rainfall and severe floods make India and its neighbours among the worst affected countries in the world.
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?
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.
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 –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
Companies have traditionally thought about climate change and environmental sustainability as reputational risks best managed through corporate social responsibility programs. In recent years, however, many companies have been caught unprepared ...