The Covid-19 pandemic will threaten the employment of 52 million workers in China, while the rest of the region must brace itself for about 16 million job cuts if the outbreak goes on until September, the Asian Development Bank warned.
Set to be the world's most connected and sustainable expo, Expo 2020 claims to be a blueprint for future cities. Other smart city projects from Asia to Africa have similar visions, but will they live up to promises of urban utopia?
Institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada are leading the charge, but those in Asia are no laggards. Which varsities in the region feature in climate action rankings, and how are Singapore universities faring?
The Malolos-Clark Railway Project spells hope for long-suffering Filipino commuters in Metro Manila and its suburbs. Expected to be ready in 2022, it could benefit 342,000 passengers per day and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60,000 tonnes a year.
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Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
Working in a large corporation's in-house sustainability team can be daunting; Spark Strategy strategic advisor Laura Reed shares tips on how to achieve an meaningful shift in organisational culture and practices.