Swaths of Indonesia's rainforest—the world's third largest—have been cleared for extractive industries, primarily oil palm and pulpwood plantations, logging concessions and coal mines, but this is expected to come to a full stop soon.
The Global Commons Alliance, launched this week at the Ecosperity 2019 conference in Singapore, brings together scientists, financiers, policymakers and the general public to leverage science-based solutions to sustain fragile ecosystems.
Jan Erik Saugestad –
Japan is a global investment giant and a prominent member of the international community. In the run-up to next month’s G20 summit in Osaka, it should shake itself free from entrenched lobby groups and establish itself as a world leader in the shift away from coal and toward renewables.
Scott Wayne and Cynthia Castillejos-PetalcorinDonghyun Park –
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.
If the aspirations of Earth Day are to be realised, the environmental movement has to shift focus towards achieving sustainable food and energy systems in order to tackle the root causes of the world's biggest challenges, writes World Resource's Institute's Craig Hanson.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
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 ...