The Philippines’ department of environment and natural resources has come under fire after dumping dolomite sand, typically used in construction, on the shores of Manila Bay as part of an US$8 million beautification project.
Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general for economic development Elliott Harris.
The pandemic has exposed gaps in current systems and given corporations the impetus to invest for the future, said experts at a virtual dialogue by Eco-Business and Sembcorp Industries. How can governments, businesses and society take the better road to recovery?
Yamide Dagnet and Joel Jaeger –
While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery. How can countries expand their green recovery efforts?
Roland Kupers –
Policymakers should look beyond mainstream economics and engage with people who understand complex systems, in the same way that they listen to epidemiologists and doctors during a pandemic, argues Roland Kupers.
Helen Clark –
The emergence of teen climate activists like Greta Thunberg is no gimmick. To galvanise climate action and achieve sustainable development, children and a healthy future must be put at the center of national strategies.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made timely disclosures more important than ever but longer-term strategic matters must continue to be given due regard. SGX RegCo, Singapore's stock exchange, shares the most important social aspects that should be included in sustainability reporting.
The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Zafirah Zein –
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
Tim Ha and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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