Healthcare emissions harm the planet, and this boomerangs and harms health. To escape this vicious cycle, we need more energy efficient hospitals, low-carbon medical products, and only the necessary medical procedures.
Japan's record-high heatwave in July last year killed more than a thousand people, and this is a scary trend that could continue in the next decades as rising global temperatures become the new normal, scientists warn.
Coming a day ahead of the 49th session of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto, Japan will focus on how to achieve a climate-smart lifestyle.
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"?
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.
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.
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 ...