Using green bonds to finance environmentally-friendly buildings is one way developers can express their commitment to sustainable business, but at what point does that become greenwashing? Experts at the International Green Building Conference in September discuss.
Environmentalist turned politician Louis Ng is to urge parliament to cut use of single-use plastic in the public sector and introduce a "discerning, selective" charge on plastic bags in the city-state.
Governments in Asia Pacific may lack the much-needed data to fix urban challenges themselves, but 100RC's Andrew Salkin says there is one group in the private sector that governments can partner with for more resilient and liveable cities.
Joelle Chen –
The summit in San Francisco was a rallying cry for community and business leaders around the world to step up on climate action. WorldGBC’s Joelle Chen highlights three takeaways for the building sector to go green.
The way that cities are conceived, planned and managed does not always recognise the interconnections between the different systems they run on. But this must change if we are to address future challenges, says Dr Steffen Lehmann.
Medilyn Manibo –
China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
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.