Although global warming is on course to rise by 3-5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century and global emissions continue to rise, there are genuine reasons for hope for our planet. Even Assaad Razzouk, the CEO of Sindicatum, thinks that we are now winning the climate fight.
The desire of corporate giants to become 100 per cent renewable is driving clean energy investment and fuelling the energy transition worldwide. As businesses set their sights on greening their operations in Southeast Asia, can the region meet businesses' clean energy needs?
Institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada are leading the charge, but those in Asia are no laggards. Which varsities in the region feature in climate action rankings, and how are Singapore universities faring?
Tsitsi Matekaire –
Young people are increasingly connected by social media and other digital technology, with one in three people under the age of 18 with access to the Internet. This means more and more children are left vulnerable to sexual exploitation in an era where women are hyper-sexualised in popular culture.
Frederik Dahlmann –
If businesses want to thrive in this era of climate change and disruption, they need to be sustainable throughout their whole supply chain before they can claim to be doing good for the planet.
David Fullbrook –
The American retail giant announces its purchase of 100,000 electric trucks from US electric-vehicle startup Rivian as part of its effort to eliminate the carbon footprint of the company by 2030.
The circular economy promises many benefits, not least reducing the carbon footprint of various major industries such as food, energy, waste and water. However, it is no silver bullet for sustainability, writes WRI's Kevin Moss.
Technology is radically transforming the nature of farming, combining the use of digital tools and automated machines to help farmers increase productivity and reduce the use of pesticides. So what does the future of agriculture look like as the digital revolution unfolds?
If countries were to eliminate gender-based discrimination and guarantee equality by 2030, global GDP would increase by some $6 trillion. New data could yield insights that help to make this vision a reality.