World Business Council for Sustainable Development president Peter Bakker has said that as the world struggles to cut carbon emissions, businesses will face increasingly tough questions from investors about their decarbonisation plans.
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?
Nancy Fresco –
Over 600 wildfires raged across 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska this summer. While forest fires are common in the North, recent ones are occurring more frequently and intensely, driven by unprecedented levels of warm weather.
Jillian Du –
About 1 billion people lack access to a reliable supply of water, with some receiving water only a few hours each week. This reality is starker in cities across the Global South, even for those not facing a physical water shortage.
Zafirah Zein –
Our current socio-economic system is built on the exploitation of both people and planet, causing inequality and environmental devastation. To save a world on the brink of ecological and social disaster, calls for greener, more efficient capitalism won’t cut it, writes Zafirah Zein.
Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, the world is committed to eliminating extreme poverty and reducing inequality between and within countries. Yet without a far greater effort by governments and multilateral institutions to address inequality in particular, neither objective will be met.
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.
Ellen Gray, The Third Pole –
Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
Genevieve Belmaker, Mongabay.com –
Experts say that if fragmented sections of forest are linked in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, it could significantly increase the odds in favor of ensuring species survival – and it’s a financially safe bet.
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...
The latest addition to our publications series “Informal Waste Management”, a report that we have constructed after interviewing dozens of stakeholders, visiting waste management sites, and following the paths of ...
The Centre for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (CSES) at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was appointed by UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH (UPM) to evaluate critically the actual and potential ...