Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
China’s push to develop ‘sponge cities’ that can absorb the impact of climate change could hold lessons for other countries, says environmental expert Professor Guan Yuntao ahead of this year’s Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.
The latest SDE 4 building stands as a prototype of the human-centric approach to sustainable development in the university, paving the way for more green buildings in the school’s new ‘well and green’ zone.
Mishandled baby sea turtles, a university's plastic straw ban, and tips on how to save a world-famous beach—these were some of the most popular stories from Eco-Business this year. Why did they make such an impact with our readers?
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Transport-related emissions have increased nearly 60 per cent since 1990. Swinburne University of Technology's Hussein Dia outlines four strategies to cut emissions and fight climate change.
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The IPCC report has sounded alarm on the climate disasters headed our way, many of which will hit urban areas the hardest. How can cities be transformed to mitigate climate change?
The summit in San Francisco was a rallying cry for community and business leaders around the world to step up on climate action. WorldGBC’s Joelle Chen highlights three takeaways for the building sector to go green.
The way that cities are conceived, planned and managed does not always recognise the interconnections between the different systems they run on. But this must change if we are to address future challenges, says Dr Steffen Lehmann.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
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China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
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The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.