The melting of the ice caps affects everyone — particularly Southeast Asia — and the world must strive to meet its Paris Agreement targets to avoid dramatic sea level rises from 2050, say polar explorer Robert Swan and scientist Adam Switzer.
Out of 300 entries from 51 countries around the world, six finalists have been selected to compete to win S$1 million in funding for solutions that could make Asia's sweltering, bustling cities more liveable and resilient.
Rhys Gerholdt and Ranping Song –
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?
Nabeel Ismeer –
Renewable energy expert Nabeel Ismeer explores how the world's top income earners can affect the economy, workplace and the government, and what they can do to use their influence as a force for good.
With urbanisation and climate change influencing the development of Asian cities, building materials like glass need to evolve and utilize innovations in technology to bring about a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.
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.
Vaidehi Shah –
Say hello to EVA, the first car to be designed and made in Singapore and the world's first electric taxi for tropical megacities. The quick-charging, long-range car features innovations that could drive sustainable changes in public transport in cities.
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.