Activists accuse the government of lack of transparency on the real extent of damaged peatlands that need to be restored to avoid a repeat of the 2015 haze crisis, now that fires are flaring up once again in Indonesia's forests.
John Bryson –
Orchard Road is going smoke-free after a newly enforced ban herds smokers into 40 designated spots around the district. As far as battling air pollution goes, is a no-smoking zone along Singapore's most popular shopping street enough?
Christine Stegling –
The drop in Aids-related deaths has lulled the world into a false sense of accomplishment. International HIV/Aids Alliance's Christine Stegling argues that the struggle against HIV must be integrated into sustainable development planning.
Sara Lickel –
Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times. How can climate change solutions help tackle poverty and ensure rights for the most vulnerable communities?
How successful has the Asia Pacific region been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, ask experts as ministers and senior policymakers across the region gather in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics.
Hannah Fernandez –
To mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December, Eco-Business presents this short film which takes you to the remote villages of Yunnan, China, where elderly folk find help and friendship through an initiative supported by Keppel Land.