To bridge the gap between traditional and sustainable financing, DBS’s transition framework will facilitate the move of key industries towards a low-carbon economy. But transition financing risks fossil fuel lock-ins, experts say.
Jessica Cheam –
Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, and this requires a deep understanding of sustainability issues.
M Niaz Asadullah –
Evidence shows that an increase in women's representation in agriculture—as can be seen today in South Asia—does not guarantee their socioeconomic empowerment. But that does not mean that it cannot.
Experts say the pandemic will unleash a food security crisis not seen since the Great Recession. As we learned during the 2008-09 Great Recession, governments – with the support of financial institutions, the United Nations, and others – can mitigate the risk of global food shortages and high prices.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.
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.
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 …