Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers?
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
Alicia Barcena Ibarra
and Stefano Manservisi, and Mario Pezzini –
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.
Defying sceptics, the UNEP Finance Initiative has created positive impact on a global scale. UN Global Compact founding director and Arabesque chairman Georg Kell looks at what the UNEP FI has achieved in a quarter of a century.
The Asia Pacific region spews out more chemicals and waste than any other region in the world. How can the region clean up its act and develop in a more sustainable and less toxic way? UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar and UNEP's Erik Solheim explain.
The recent rise in populism — as evidenced by the election of Donald Trump as US President and the triumph of Brexit — demands an “overdue reconfiguration” of the sustainability industry, says Volans’ John Elkington.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
If it's green, it's mostly clean, according to a new, comprehensive review of renewable energy sources released today by the International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme ...