Phnom Penh developers have a penchant for filling lakes to create space for increasingly grand projects, but the projects could have serious repercussions for sustainable development in the Cambodian capital.
Tao Zhang and Mary Anne Ocampo –
As floods in cities become more frequent, urban designers can purposefully design landscapes to withstand flooding while maintaining a community connection to water, say Sasaki's Mary Anne Ocampo and Tao Zhang.
Michael Boyland and Heidi Tuhkanen –
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defences, say experts from the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Straw bans are inciting a strong reaction around the world, but why should a targeted effort towards 4 per cent of marine litter be attacked as useless or ineffective, when the posited alternative is no effort at all?
Robin Hicks –
After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia's imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.
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 ...