People migrate to cities for opportunities, and the unit cost of supplying electricity, food and other services in a dense, compact and well-planned city is lower than in the countryside, said Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
A new exhibition by Eco-Business explores the link between melting ice sheets and communities in Asia. One of its defining images: The carcass of a reindeer that likely starved to death after getting its antlers entangled in a fishing net.
Time is running out to decarbonise the world’s economies. Can the business world respond in time? Eco-Business asks the two leaders of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker and Olam boss Sunny Verghese, if sustainable capitalism can avert planetary disaster.
Andrew Steer –
The Trump administration has started formally withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. But what gives me hope, is CEOs of Fortune 500 companies urging Congress to enact bipartisan climate legislation aligned with the Paris goals.
Georg Kell –
Global temperatures are expected increase by 2.5° Celsius by the end of the century despite considerable progress on energy efficiency and regulatory change. More enabling and supportive policy environments are needed to accelerate the renewable energy transition, writes Arabesque's Georg Kell.
Steve Zwick –
Climate change is finally getting the media attention it deserves, and so is carbon offsetting. But what is carbon offsetting? How does it work? Can you trust it? Ecosystem Marketplace's Steve Steve Zwick offers some simple, concise answers.
One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.
For a rich country, Singapore is not doing nearly enough to tackle climate change, and has chosen to spend billions on adaptation rather than prevention. Here's what the city-state could and should do to rise to the climate crisis, writes Assaad Razzouk.
As a response to climate change, a carbon tax is immensely popular among economists from across the political spectrum, and it does have an important role to play. But it is far from sufficient, and putting a price on emissions won't work if it alienates lower- and middle-income voters.
Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief –
Before the Flood presents Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio's three-year journey to every corner of the globe to document devastating climate change impacts, and what humanity must do to reverse it.
start2see and Build21c have undertaken a detailed analysis of all the significant greenhouse gas emission sources related to building (the structure of) a house. By breaking down emissions per material, ...