From post-apocalyptic red skies in Indonesia to vast swathes of the Amazon gone up in smoke, 2019 spelled doomsday for some countries while others worked to prevent the world from spiraling further towards climate catastrophe.
Vietnam is looking to replace its solar tariffs, which ushered in a golden era for solar power in the country, with an auction scheme. What will change for developers, and can the new policy live up to Vietnam’s earlier success?
Robin Hicks –
Though the media has finally caught on to the news value of sustainability stories, sustainability journalism is hurting. Communications executives are under growing pressure to deliver positive news, and outnumbered journalists feel overpowered by PR. How can both co-exist to advance societal goals?
Natalia Kanem and Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana –
How successful has the Asia Pacific region been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, ask experts as ministers and senior policymakers across the region gather in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics.
After what could be the smallest win for the environment in the history of policymaking, we are left wondering: what will it take for Singapore to introduce serious legislation to combat plastic pollution?
Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.