Developments in wind and solar power, electric vehicles and energy efficiency in production have been extraordinary but more is needed from corporates and investors in the next decade, says Michael Liebreich, keynote speaker at the recent Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.
On the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Green Building Council’s founding, Eco-Business asks its first president Lee Chuan Seng if the traditional building and construction sector is finally embracing sustainability, what role the Council can play in the future and why sustainability resonates with engineers.
Beginning this year, the Singapore Green Building Council takes over a key green building certification scheme for professionals and an enhanced role in assessing buildings on their sustainability impact as the sector becomes a strategic focus for the city-state.
Stating that the EU labelling biofuel from palm oil as unsustainable is 'unfair and discriminative', a Malaysian minister has called Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to defend the region's palm oil industry.
Erin Jan Sinogba and Daniele Ponzi –
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
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.
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.
Medilyn Manibo –
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 ...