It's election season in Asia. Thailand went to the polls last month, with India, Indonesia and the Philippines to follow. Eco-Business finds out whether sustainability is an election issue in the world's most populous region.
Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury –
The global financial institution has advocated for reforms that favour agribusiness and ignore peasants and indigenous peoples whose livelihoods depend on traditional land use.
Elsa Dominish and Nick Florin –
According to research from the Institute of Sustainable Futures, demand for metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies could bust reserves for cobalt, lithium and nickel. How can we ensure the transition to renewable energy does not increase the negative impacts of mining?
Abhas K. Jha –
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.
Though the 2008 financial crisis created an impetus to reinvigorate multilateralism, global paeans to cooperation ultimately did not lead to lasting solutions. Now that uneven economic recovery is combining with deteriorating environmental conditions to threaten humanity itself, world leaders must finish what they started.
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?
How we respond to rising urbanisation and plan for its expansion in Asia Pacific is likely to decide whether recent development gains can be made sustainable, writes UN Under-Secretary-General Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...