The neighbourhood rag-and-bone man, known as karung guni, collects more waste than the blue recycling bins dotted around Singapore. Are they the secret weapon to dealing with the city-state’s huge waste problem?
A proposal for a US$423 million facility is expected to be approved in one of the biggest cities in the country's capital, despite a law banning incineration. Critics say city governments are at the losing end of this technology.
Although the climate crisis is slowly gaining media attention, journalists from across Asia still face an uphill task of reporting on the environment. This year, World Bank Group and Eco-Business brought together over 20 journalists for the Innovate4Climate 2019 Media Fellowship to learn how to best report on the biggest story of our time.
Zafirah Zein –
Nepal, with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia despite surging visitor numbers. On a recent trekking trip, Zafirah Zein witnessed the impact of tourism on its environment and people, and wonders what the future of tourism will look like in developing Asia.
Richard Kozul-Wright and Kevin P. Gallagher –
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.
Dominic Walker –
The Center for Post-Natural History in Pittsburgh invites visitors to explore how humans have shaped the living world by charting the origins, habitats, and evolution of organisms that have been intentionally altered by humans.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.