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 »

Developing Asia’s coal demand helped cancel out rich-world emissions cuts last year

After two years of increases, emissions remained unchanged last year, but annual emissions reductions of 7.6 per cent are needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, the... Read more »

Green transport set to overtake cars in world’s major cities by 2030

Bikers in the Hongkou district of Shanghai, China. Many authorities are looking to discourage private car journeys, while a boom in bike-sharing schemes and electric-powered small vehicles are giving... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

From coal to renewables in China: solving the water stress-power plant mismatch

Seawater in an island in Zhuhai, Guangdong province in China is being desalinated using waste heat from diesel generators to produce fresh water. How can one of the world’s... Read more »

Europe fails to keep up on solar power

The Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical research centre in London, has solar panels installed in its roof, apart from its combined heat and power plant that provides low-carbon onsite... Read more »

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Mangrove restorations have been conducted since the 1950s by local communities in southern China. Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third... Read more »

Which sustainability solutions are most needed to save Southeast Asia’s cities?

Sunrise in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most climate-vulnerable cities. The Liveability Challenge seeks to find solutions to the region’s toughest urban sustainability problems. As this year’s edition of... Read more »

Are waste-to-energy plants bad investments in the Philippines?

The Payatas Landfill is the only waste disposal facility in Quezon City, Philippines. The city is one of the country’s biggest waste generators, producing an average of 2,800 metric... Read more »

The young people calling time on climate change in Asia Pacific

A student stands to ask a question in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Young people are calling on their governments to take climate action to protect their future. It’s been said... Read more »