It's election season in Asia. Thailand went to the polls last month, with India, Indonesia and the Philippines to follow. Eco-Business finds out whether sustainability is an election issue in the world's most populous region.
Although smallholders provide four out of every five plates of food eaten in the region, they remain some of the poorest people due to a lack of information, capital and funding. A new digital platform of mobile agri-tech solutions is out to change this.
Lise Kingo and Scott Maher –
With the rise of nationalism, multilateralism and global cooperation are under increasing threat, posing a serious risk to future prosperity. Business and finance leaders need to make the Sustainable Development Goals a priority if they want to combat current threats and create positive global impact.
Kitty van der Heijden and Callie Stinson –
Although water-related insecurity can easily exacerbate tensions within and between countries due to its prime role in economies and human livelihoods, it is not yet taken seriously. What does it take for water risks to be on the agenda?
Societies beset by inequality will be ill-prepared to face the environmental shocks from climate change. And as ecological conditions continue to deteriorate, we should expect to witness an explosion of injustices, new and old.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...