A hybrid workspace, flattened hierarchies, and upskilling employers are some ways employees can adapt to the vast shifts in the workplace caused by the pandemic, said experts at the Ricoh Eco Action Day 2021 forum.
Newly identified long-term environmental and health risks have prompted calls to immediately stop synthetic refrigerants being phased in to tackle global heating, and replace them with natural refrigerants only.
Iain Campbell and Caroline Winslow –
A single change in our approach to energy efficiency can enable more people around the world to stay cool, benefit consumers, and flatten the curve on cooling-related energy demand and emissions.
Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers.
Other gases like methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons also contribute to heating up our atmosphere. In China, non-carbon dioxide emissions account for 16 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. What is the country doing to limit these pollutants?
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
Hannah Koh –
No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.