Major companies are stepping up to address human rights issues in their supply chains. Forum for the Future's latest collaborative effort is a palm oil industry-first in addressing problems surrounding temporary work and gender equality in Southeast Asia's biggest palm oil exporter.
Jessica Arriens –
Communities vulnerable to climate change have the most potential to be climate adaptation leaders, and have a central role to play in accelerating climate change solutions, writes World Resources Institute's Jessica Arriens.
Rather than resisting the securitisation of climate, advocates and policymakers should be promoting the climatisation of security. This means highlighting the shortcomings of current security frameworks and promoting gender inclusiveness and local leadership as holistic and long-term solutions for peace and sustainability.
Though the 2008 financial crisis created an impetus to reinvigorate multilateralism, global paeans to cooperation ultimately did not lead to lasting solutions. Now that uneven economic recovery is combining with deteriorating environmental conditions to threaten humanity itself, world leaders must finish what they started.
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.
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.