As the world works to emerge from the devastation and hardship brought by the pandemic, there has been much talk about the recovery being an opportunity to drive transformative change toward a more sustainable, equitable society that recognises that human well-being is underpinned by a healthy planet.
But even if the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) endorsed the Baram Peace Park—the last remaining primary forest in the Malaysian state of Sarawak—will industrial logging continue to threaten the region’s forests?
Vickie Tan of Ayala Corporation has integrated sustainability across businesses within the Philippines' largest conglomerate, earning her a place in the Eco-Business A-List of the region’s most influential corporate sustainability executives. In this interview, she tells us why she chooses to stay positive despite all the climate doom and gloom.
Juan Manuel Santos, Svenja Schulze, Carole Dieschbourg, Teresa Ribera, Zac Goldsmith and Pascal Canfin –
The Nobel Committee's decision to award the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was instrumental in elevating that issue to the top of the global policy agenda. Now, the same should be done to recognise the organisation that has done the most work on the crisis of biodiversity loss.
In less than one year, delegates from around the world will gather in Kunming, China, to complete a new global agreement for protecting and conserving the world's natural systems. To succeed, they must bring together not just environmentalists, but also officials with the clout to effect change across entire economies.
Investments in sustainable infrastructure and initiatives in a city can exacerbate inequality by further marginalising local communities. How can cities design for sustainability while putting people at the centre of their plans to green?
Asia’s poorly regulated urban growth impacts the economy and the environment, putting pressure on public spaces, transportation, garbage disposal, and air pollution. Self-contained, self-sufficient urban communities can solve the chaos.
Elga Reyes –
Not far from its rival Apple, the Korean electronics heavyweight is poised to expand its market reach and sustainability credentials with green spaces that foster employee interaction and innovation.