Amid tensions between the Philippines and Canada over garbage sent illegally to Philippine ports six years ago, more trash shipments have arrived from Australia and Hong Kong. Activists are calling for the ratification of the Basel Convention, which prohibits plastic waste imports. But will this solve the problem?
As Indonesian President Joko Widodo is rolling out an ambitious land reform programme, state-owned plantation company PTPN XIV is evicting farmers to make room for an oil palm estate in Sulawesi despite not having a permit to do so.
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.
Jerome Mayaud –
More electric vehicles on the road can drastically cut emissions in cities, if chargers are more accessible and the power used for charging comes from non-fossil fuel sources, says University of British Columbia researcher Jerome Mayaud.
Jeremy Deaton, Nexus Media –
Logging scars landscapes, destroys habitats and is a major contributor to climate change. Here's how old Android smartphones--that might otherwise end up in a landfill-- are being used to stop illegal logging and curb climate change impacts.
Singapore-based companies are starting on the journey towards sustainability, although most of them have not yet made the connection between corporate responsibility and profitability. This is the main finding of ...