The neighbourhood rag-and-bone man, known as karung guni, collects more waste than the blue recycling bins dotted around Singapore. Are they the secret weapon to dealing with the city-state’s huge waste problem?
On the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Green Building Council’s founding, Eco-Business asks its first president Lee Chuan Seng if the traditional building and construction sector is finally embracing sustainability, what role the Council can play in the future and why sustainability resonates with engineers.
This year's Ecosperity conference explored how to get Asia's circular economy spinning, speed up Southeast Asia's clean energy transition, and better manage the region's dwindling water resources. Here's what we learned this year.
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Left to themselves, financial markets can create outcomes that are lean and mean, but not always green or inclusive. Charting a course for sustainable finance takes courage and vision, writes the United Nations' Steven Stone.
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Singapore has just declared 2019 the Year of Zero Waste. But with a waste strategy built around incineration, this is an impossible dream. The city should be building recycling plants instead.
Orchard Road is going smoke-free after a newly enforced ban herds smokers into 40 designated spots around the district. As far as battling air pollution goes, is a no-smoking zone along Singapore's most popular shopping street enough?
Growing awareness around the carbon footprint of the built environment is creating a demand for greener, smarter buildings. Is your organisation keeping up with the green wave, or will it be left behind, asks Johnson Controls' Ken Lim.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
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Breaking up is not so hard if it’s a toxic relationship. Singaporean comedian Judee Tan shares her tips on how to dump single-use plastic for a love affair with sustainable living.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
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 ...