Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green Covid recovery

Typhoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm ever to make landfall in all of history, left buildings, homes, and businesses in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines wiped out in its aftermath.... Read more »

Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by Covid-19, says report

Green rice terraces amid a rainforest in Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. As Covid-19 wreaks havoc on the world’s people and the global economy, a group of international researchers is looking... Read more »

Saved by the pandemic?

A steel factory worker in Hung Yen, Vietnam. Huge investments now are needed to decarbonise shipping, aviation and industrial processes such as steelmaking. If we make the right choices... Read more »

As fog clears on benefits of forest protection, excuses for failure wear thin

An aerial view of forest and fields in Indonesia. Global efforts to stop the destruction of tropical forests have faltered so far largely because poor understanding of the value... Read more »

Widespread air quality data gaps threaten global pollution fight, study finds

Children pass through a line of jeepneys, or public buses, in Manila. More than half of the world’s population lacks full access to timely and transparent air quality data,... Read more »

India’s rural poor may lose out as drones map village land

Indian women and children bundle grain stalks after harvest. A nationwide programme to map residential land in rural India using drones may marginalise lower-caste communities and women. A government plan... Read more »

Bursting at the seams: Can a reverse supply chain save the world from fashion waste?

The Garment-to-Garment system is a mini production line that recycles post-consumer garments into clean and wearable clothes in a standard 40-foot container. Image: The Hong Kong Research Institute of... Read more »

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing people and our planet

A woman with her baby at a bus stop in Delhi. Women in developing countries are being hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everything... Read more »

Hotels used to house Singapore’s migrant workers as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

Singapore’s manpower ministry has implemented safe distancing at migrant worker dormitories in the bid to control the spread of Covid-19.  The country’s migrant workers, most of whom are low-wage,... Read more »

Chinese firms struggle to fund renewables projects overseas

Solar farm in China. The mainland’s renewable energy projects are booming domestically, but are lagging abroad, particularly in countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Difficulty in... Read more »