In its new plan to tackle global heating submitted to the United Nations this week, Japan has left its already unambitious emissions target untouched, drawing criticism from experts as well as architects of the historic Paris climate deal.
Nate Aden –
Japan is the first country where the government is explicitly providing support for companies to set science-based targets, placing companies in a central position to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
and Larissa Hjorth –
Emissions from transportation have fallen 20 per cent since 1990 levels since Kyoto implemented measures to go car-free. What can other Asian cities learn from its example of how to "Copenhagen-ise"?
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...