The number of green solutions on the market has exploded as industry looks for ways to fight climate change. But do they really live up to the marketing hype? Eco-Business asks the experts about four much talked about green products on the market.
What will buildings and cities of the future look like in the face of global megatrends like climate change? Eco-Business gazes into the crystal ball with industry experts at the recent International Built Environment Week in Singapore.
Mike Berry and Ian Lowe –
No Australian city has envisioned how to support their residents with key resources. Neither have they addressed the unavoidable social tensions of increasing inequality between the well-off urban elite and those on the fringe.
Emma Stewart –
Of all the emissions reductions possible through 2030, buildings are by far the cheapest. Research from the World Resources Institute reveals that zero carbon building policies are already feasible in multiple markets and climates.
Our current socio-economic system is built on the exploitation of both people and planet, causing inequality and environmental devastation. To save a world on the brink of ecological and social disaster, calls for greener, more efficient capitalism won’t cut it, writes Zafirah Zein.
Overcrowded, dirty, and disorderly cities undermine residents’ health as much as their happiness. With urbanisation occurring at an unprecedented rate, there is an urgent need for careful planning, collaboration, communication, and consensus.
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.
Ping Manongdo –
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.