NTU Divest wants the university to disclose how much it invests in fossil fuels companies. It also aims to be a platform to empower students and staff to speak up about environmental and social injustices.
One of the brains behind Singapore’s first climate rally, Aidan Mock believes that youths should take part in political activity to gain more control over their futures. Passionate about environmental activism and coral reefs, he shares his sustainability journey so far.
Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin –
The Covid-19 pandemic has fallen hardest not just on cities but on poorer, overcrowded neighborhoods. Could the pandemic lead to a more advanced and inclusive form of urbanism?
Although Covid-19 does not affect all equally, it does confirm the axiom that, in today’s interconnected world, global challenges require global solutions. The only way to build a safer post-Covid world is to ensure that Africa is not left behind.
A survey of 330 conservationists and 67 conservation employers in March/April 2020 shows that nearly 80 per cent of conservationists have been negatively impacted by Covid-19, while about nine in ten employers have been impacted.
Environmentalists need to be more conversant in business models and principles, while problem-solving engineers could benefit from engaging with natural and social scientists. The best solutions will emerge when students and researchers from different disciplines work together.
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".