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Coming full circle: Strategies for a zero waste Singapore
After decades of producing, consuming and disposing, Singapore is waking up to the social and environmentalconsequences of a throw-away culture.
"Sustainable Asia"

Carbon & Climate

"Sustainable Asia"

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various developing countries in …
Indicators for a resource efficient and green Asia and the Pacific
Calling for a 'new industrial revolution' to promote equitable human well-being with lower resource use, the report cautions that the Asia-Pacific region cannot depend on declining natural resource costs for …
Investing in the blue economy: Growth and opportunity in a sustainable ocean economy
The ocean remains one of the least developed regions on earth. This is about to change. The ocean and its inestimable pool of resources represents a new economic frontier for …
Nurturing partnerships: A process of cross-fertilisation to strengthen Asian food security
The Aid & International Development Forum report has been produced based on contributions from world-leading experts including FAO, ADB, UNESCAP, WFP, GAIN, IRRI and others.
Keeping track of our changing environment in Asia and the Pacific
The report, Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific uses the latest data and statistics to illustrate the major environmental, economic and social changes that have …
Valuing Nature for the Benefit of the Environment and Business
Just as an individual's wealth is a measure of their income and assets, Conservation International (CI) believes that part of society's assets is its natural resources. While it is easy …
Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, Part 3
In this report we offer a starting point for discussion. We present a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years. …
Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, Part 2
In this report we offer a starting point for discussion. We present a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years. …
Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, Part 1
In this report we offer a starting point for discussion. We present a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years. …
Expect the Unexpected

Carbon & Climate

Expect the Unexpected

The executive summary (PDF 585 KB) of the Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World report shows that population growth, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and …
Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Biodiesel: Castor
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural …
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