Amid tensions between the Philippines and Canada over garbage sent illegally to Philippine ports six years ago, more trash shipments have arrived from Australia and Hong Kong. Activists are calling for the ratification of the Basel Convention, which prohibits plastic waste imports. But will this solve the problem?
A country that now claims it is attempting to chart a development path away from its former "pollute now, clean up later" approach, China will host the most important biodiversity conference in a decade next year.
Erin Jan Sinogba and Daniele Ponzi –
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
Enrica Porcari –
In an age of receding multilateralism, the private sector and tech community must help ensure the 2030 Development Agenda stays on track, says the World Food Programme's Enrica Porcari.
Saleemul Huq –
Negotiating tactics by the US and Saudi Arabia forced developing states to give in on their demands for stronger climate action, writes Saleemul Huq of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
In an era when the world is turning its back on multilateralism, an equitable and cooperative approach to globalisation is more necessary than ever. Here are 4 ideas for changing our approach to achieve this.
Medilyn Manibo –
More than 3 million have watched Sofia Ashraf’s 'Kodaikanal Won't' - based on American singer Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' - which calls for Unilever to clean up a mercury-contaminated factory in India.