Cambodian bricks, Malaysian rubber gloves, and fish from China and Taiwan have been added to the United States’ list of goods produced by child or forced labour. What does inclusion mean, and how is it different from US Customs import bans?
Singapore Airlines is the latest Asian carrier to consider no-destination flights to give ailing revenues a lift. Environmentalists and community groups say there are more sustainable ways to save the airline industry.
Corporate appetite for green power in Taiwan is growing. But the government's increasingly ambitious clean energy agenda notwithstanding, switching to renewables is still no easy task. Experts say current challenges facing firms will disappear with time.
Anatole Manzi –
Covid-19 will persist much longer than anticipated. If countries do not take action soon to ensure the continuity of essential health services during the pandemic, the future death toll from other diseases will be unacceptably high.
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.
Pats Oliva –
Asia's hospitals are a huge source of waste and fossil fuel emissions. Health Care Without Harm Asia’s Pats Oliva argues why hospitals in the region need to work towards low-carbon healthcare.
The Taiwanese government's decision to abandon plans for a new coal-fired power plant should have been a win for civil society. But it only underscored the need to keep fighting for a clean energy revolution, writes Greenpeace's Cony Chang.
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.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Medilyn Manibo –
A Taiwanese beauty products maker has invented a hair care brand that comes from discarded ground coffee, adding to the list of benefits of recycling the waste of the world’s most favourite drink. Watch how this cradle to cradle concept works in this animated video.