Healthcare emissions harm the planet, and this boomerangs and harms health. To escape this vicious cycle, we need more energy efficient hospitals, low-carbon medical products, and only the necessary medical procedures.
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.
Mike Eman –
Large developed countries often continue to finance new fossil-fuel projects in small island states that are disproportionately affected by climate change. Donors and lenders should instead help these islands to become laboratories for testing innovative clean-energy technologies.
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.
John Woolard –
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
Shipping accounts for about three per cent of global GHG emissions, producing about the same amount as Germany or Brazil does each year. Can marine shipping be decarbonised to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement?
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
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 ...