Coal is gaining traction on Laos' energy scene, throwing the nation's dream of becoming the 'battery' of Southeast Asia into question. As the country thirsts for foreign investment, has poor governance placed it at the mercy of rogue firms?
A South Korean public institution has announced it will back a controversial new coal project in Indonesia. The move is at odds with election promises made earlier this year, say experts. In Jakarta, activists took to the streets to protest the decision.
A new study shows clean energy firms are not fully protecting human rights, suggesting more scrutiny is required of the sector. While imperative to rein in global heating, the shift to renewables must not come at the expense of the most vulnerable, say experts.
Jyotiraj Patra –
Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
Bambang Susantono and Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaKanni Wignaraja –
Countries must not return to business as usual after the pandemic if they are to have any chance of creating a greener and fairer world in the years ahead. As lockdowns ease, what will it take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada –
Covid-19 crisis might increase demand for cleaner, safer water and more reliable and effective wastewater treatment everywhere. But success is far from guaranteed, as the pandemic is also triggering declining trust in public institutions.
The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.
Tim Ha and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
In 2016, WWF Netherlands, Metabolic, WWF Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment reviewed over sixty approaches, methodologies, tools, programs and action plans relating to human impacts on …
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals …
For SustainAbility and GlobeScan's annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have …