Prized rare metals sitting at the bottom of the sea could play a key role in creating an environmentally sustainable future on land, but scientists worry that deep-sea mining could irreversibly damage a vast and largely pristine ecosystem.
The lives of coastal dwellers and the ocean are intricately linked. New conservation initiatives build on this relationship, encouraging communities to take ownership of marine reserves and look after the resources that sustain them.
These family-owned Indonesian firms, one of them Singapore-listed, supply the likes of Unilever, Danone, Kellogg’s, Mondelēz, and Nestlé. Thanks to Covid-19 movement restrictions, concessionary deforestation in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea fell by 58 per cent last year.
Co-organized by China Daily, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai International Studies University and Asia News Network, researchers and journalists discussed the way forward on climate action for the Asian region.
and Junice Yeo –
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
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.