The world's largest greenhouse gas emitter has made significant progress in cutting emissions at home, but continues to be the biggest funder of coal projects abroad, reports Purple Romero from the Innovate4Climate event in Singapore last week.
The Global Commons Alliance, launched this week at the Ecosperity 2019 conference in Singapore, brings together scientists, financiers, policymakers and the general public to leverage science-based solutions to sustain fragile ecosystems.
Asit Biswas and Kris Hartley –
Urbanisation cannot be stopped, but this does not excuse governments for failing to address air pollution. With considerable resources and capacity for nationwide policy coordination, China should be leading the way in developing a sustainable approach to urbanisation that can serve as a regional and even global example.
Jan Erik Saugestad –
Japan is a global investment giant and a prominent member of the international community. In the run-up to next month’s G20 summit in Osaka, it should shake itself free from entrenched lobby groups and establish itself as a world leader in the shift away from coal and toward renewables.
Kevin Moss –
Businesses that innovate towards a circular or sharing economy are predicted to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025. How can companies unlock the economic benefits of low carbon growth?