Today, there is a niche market of concerned consumers who are willing to pay more for soy products guaranteed to be emissions and deforestation-free. But do such guarantees actually reduce deforestation?
On the final day of this year's International Green Building Conference, Singapore's Building and Construction Authority unveils new strategies that put occupants at the center of green building design and operations.
Digital tools can help companies to better keep track of their sustainability footprint, goals, initiatives and progress, with even the United Nations calling digitalisation key to achieving the Sustainability Development Goals. Here’s a look at how US-based Gensuite is using technology to help businesses.
and Helen Mountford, Molly McGregor –
The writing is on the wall: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. WRI experts offer 4 tips for low-carbon growth.
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Wind turbines and electric cars may be symbols of the clean energy movement but require cobalt, which has been linked to child labour, to produce. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University ask: are we conscious of the true cost of low-carbon technologies? And what can we do about it?
The proclaimed aim of the EU's palm oil ban is to halt deforestation, but by refusing to honour producers that have switched to sustainable agricultural practices, the EU risks doing more harm than good, argues Prof Gernot Klepper.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
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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.
Trucost was commissioned by the Institute to determine the impacts of Cradle to Cradle Certified product certification, and define a Framework that assists current and future stakeholders to carry out ...
Solidiance partnered with Vietnam Green Building Council to produce a newly released white paper on Vietnam’s Green Building industry. The white paper reveals that the green building sector in Vietnam ...