The country’s major banks have rolled out new policies limiting coal project financing, but a new report shows that Japanese financial institutions are still driving coal development domestically and internationally.
Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
As colourful as it is, the traditional Burmese longyi has left rivers in Myanmar's Wundwin town murky from decades of dye and wastewater pollution. Here's how a Japanese technology company—and a young Burmese executive—is leading the clean-up.
Shin Furuno –
As Japanese financial institutions begin inching away from coal funding and citizens protest one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, will the prime minister of the world’s fifth biggest emitter heed the warning of the recent IPCC report? 350.org’s Shin Furuno explains why it’s more critical than ever to hold the country’s leader to account.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
To become more sustainable, cities will require financial help from development finance institutions — which in turn need the right partners and policies in place to be effective, say World Resource Institute experts.
Medilyn Manibo –
Growing green and leafy vegetables in the future would require the help of innovation, says Toshiba, the latest electronics giant seeking to address threats of natural disasters in food security.
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 ...