The world's largest greenhouse gas emitter has made significant progress in cutting emissions at home, but continues to be the biggest funder of coal projects abroad, reports Purple Romero from the Innovate4Climate event in Singapore last week.
A fossil fuel-derived material that is highly polluting to the environment, plastic is a huge problem in the Philippines, a country that consistently tops rankings for the most vulnerable to climate impacts.
Asit Biswas and Kris Hartley –
Urbanisation cannot be stopped, but this does not excuse governments for failing to address air pollution. With considerable resources and capacity for nationwide policy coordination, China should be leading the way in developing a sustainable approach to urbanisation that can serve as a regional and even global example.
John Woolard –
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
Hugh Weldon –
Meatless Mondays and transparent supply chains are not enough to cut global emissions from food. What is the 'green consumer revolution' that UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Hugh Weldon is pushing for instead?
In a first, researchers find that the pharmaceutical industry is a significant contributor to global warming, and is dirtier than the global car industry. Companies with the lowest emissions are also the most profitable.
Businesses that innovate towards a circular or sharing economy are predicted to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025. How can companies unlock the economic benefits of low carbon growth?
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.
Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...