Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

Southeast Asia is the world’s bilge dumping hotspot—what can be done to stop ships discharging waste oil?

A beach covered in oily clumps in Bintan, Indonesia, in January 2020. Bilge dumping—the illegal discharge of waste oil from ships—is believed to be the cause, which is a... 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 »

Beijing’s food vision: quality and quantity

A family of farmers harvesting rice in Yunnan province, China. Since 1949, China’s grain harvests have increased fivefold, with per capita harvest doubling, and supply roughly matching demand. Yet food... Read more »

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

The rise of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple poses new risks to human rights as concerns over data privacy and security grow. As a world in climate... Read more »

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

The rise of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple poses new risks to human rights as concerns over data privacy and security grow. As a world in climate... Read more »

In Philippines’ bid to abandon plastic, incentives are needed, experts say

In February this year, hundreds of volunteers participated in a coastal cleanup of Manila Bay, where 45.59 tonnes of garbage were collected.  The waste sector in the Philippines has... Read more »