A fossil fuel-derived material that is highly polluting to the environment, plastic is a huge problem in the Philippines, a country that consistently tops rankings for the most vulnerable to climate impacts.
Lofti Belkhir –
In a first, researchers find that the pharmaceutical industry is a significant contributor to global warming, and is dirtier than the global car industry. Companies with the lowest emissions are also the most profitable.
Jyotiraj Patra –
A shift from water sharing to collective initiatives that focus on building basin-wide resilience could strengthen regional cooperation in South Asia, writes Jyotiraj Patra, project manager of Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA).
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.
As global tourism booms, is it becoming a victim of its own success? Not if it takes these five steps along a sustainable development path, write ADB experts Donghyun Park and Cynthia Castillejos-Petalcorin and SW Associates' Scott Wayne.
Increasingly destructive natural disasters, geopolitical shifts, and glaring inequalities have forced the international community to acknowledge that existing frameworks for addressing global issues collectively are in need of an overhaul. In fact, this may be the world's last chance to get serious about sustainable development.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Dr Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering study of chimpanzees nearly 60 years ago in Tanzania, continues her work to conserve nature in Africa by joining an expedition to protect the continent’s highest peak.
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.
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
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 ...