Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.
The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.
Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.
The authors of two reports by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security in Washington, DC, highlight their key findings.
Given the challenge of finding the right drugs to treat malaria and the impact of climate change on its spread, scholars explore the malaria-cancer connection.
A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.
In Southeast Asia, rampant corruption has fueled an illegal trade in plastic waste, a source of much pollution through dumping, leaching and burning.
Europe might have done better to conduct a more informal, consultative approach involving all stakeholders instead of a unilateral ban on palm oil imports.
Asian leaders should prioritize climate initiatives before environmental distress raises the costs of action and the prospects of political and economic crises.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has long been linked to polluted air, has been a major cause of Covid-19-related deaths.
The unprecedented Australian bushfire crisis has been a wake-up call on climate change, highlighting an underlying threat to the country: the lack of water resources.
Governments worldwide will increasingly have to turn to their armed forces to deal with climate-related disasters, requiring new ways of thinking.
As an archipelagic nation spread over 17,000 islands, Indonesia faces numerous challenges in addressing water supply and sanitation issues.
Since the Paris Agreement was signed, the world continues to experience extremes of climate change as signatories to the accord struggle to meet their climate goals.
Climate change is severely affecting smallholder farmers in Africa, who represent the majority of the agriculture sector across the continent.
This month, G20 leaders will endorse guiding principles for “quality infrastructure investment”, a priority for Japan. China’s support of these principles signals a willingness to address criticism of its Belt and Road Initiative. China and Japan, rivals in delivering high-speed rail, appear open to collaborating on projects that would meet high sustainability standards, writes Motoko Aizawa, President of the Observatory for Sustainable Infrastructure, who for 12 years headed the Policy and Standards Unit in the Environmental and Social Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Deforestation lets countries develop economically through commodity production, mining, and infrastructure-building, but makes many previously forested areas unsuitable for people and animals. The solution to this isn’t reforestation—it’s natural regeneration. Nature is our best ally and business partner.