Manila is sinking at a rate that could make the city unliveable in two decades, scientists from the Philippines' state university have found. Could a solution be to transfer the nation’s capital elsewhere, as Indonesia is planning?
Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, young activists in the region are skipping school and defying authority to join Friday's global climate strike. Eco-Business finds out what lengths Asian youths are willing to go through to stand up for the environment.
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?
For jobseekers who value corporate behaviour as much as their pay cheques, a new recruitment firm could match them with companies that share their values. Citizen Kind aims to open in Asia by next year.
Rebecca Holt and Meg Holden –
Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
and John Thwaites, Katie Ross, Leanne Denby, and Marjan van den Belt –
Implementing the SDGs will require people who have skills such as systems thinking and integrated problem solving—and universities are perfectly positioned to help. Here's a practical guide for universities to get started on the Goals.
More institutions are putting their money where their mouth is, and pulling funds from fossil fuels. But it's the smaller players rather than the goliaths of industry that are really stealing the show.
After achieving the goal of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water in the last 10 years, there have been calls for another water decade to continue to tackle the issue of water security.
Medilyn Manibo –
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is building the region’s first model electricity grid that can tap and distribute power from multiple energy sources, including fossil fuels and renewable energy.
Elga Reyes –
A student coalition in Santa Clara University in California is urging the school board to discontinue its investments in fossil fuel companies through a catchy music video called "Divest It Like It's Hot".