Tony Oposa: Rethink Economics, Consumption & Role of Law

Tony Oposa: Rethink Economics, Consumption & Role of Law

The connection between economics, progress, politics, power and law often leads to societal harm and environmental degradation in the name of progress. What does it take to review this chain of connection, and how?  Tony Oposa, award winning environmental lawyer, offers radical concepts and practical solutions in his recent publication Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish: A Walk to the World We Want. Mallika Naguran reviews the book and chats with Oposa.

Gloria Guevara Manzo: President & CEO of WTTC

Gloria Guevara Manzo: President & CEO of WTTC

1 August 2017 — Mexican Gloria Guevara Manzo will leave her office in sunny Florida to become the new President & CEO of the London based World Travel and Tourism Council, known as WTTC. WTTC is seen by many as the world authority on Travel & Tourism with a membership of over 150 CEOs of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies. It is the only global private sector organization representing the breadth of the global business and leisure travel industries.

Janson Chan: Mushrooming Food Security in Singapore

Janson Chan: Mushrooming Food Security in Singapore

Urban farming and agriculture have many benefits such as maintaining food security in land scarce Singapore. Mallika Naguran and Chan Shu Yin conduct an exclusive interview with Janson Chan, CEO of Agrivo Mycosciences to find out why the company connects with children on mushroom farming.

Shane Howard: Singing the Environment

Shane Howard: Singing the Environment
As early as the 1970s, singer-songwriter Shane Howard championed the rights of Australia’s indigenous people and their country. In the hit song Solid Rock (Sacred Ground), Howard and his band Goanna helped create a new awareness of the natural beauty, culture and spirit of Australia. In an exclusive interview with Gaia Discovery, Howard tells Mallika Naguran about what he thinks are the big environmental issues that need attention – and how we can help make them right.

Hitesh Mehta: On Ecotourism Trends in Asia from 2017

Hitesh Mehta: On Ecotourism Trends in Asia from 2017

Hitesh S. Mehta, the president of HM Design, is a pioneer in the field of authentic ecotourism and a well sought-after ecotourism landscape architect, environmental planner and architect. Here, Mehta speaks to Mallika Naguran, the founder of Gaia Discovery, of his views on how ecotourism is likely to shape Asia in the years to come and about his next book - the second volume of Authentic Ecolodges.

Joanne Reed: Biodegradable PicknBin Bags Promote Nature Conservation

Joanne Reed: Biodegradable PicknBin Bags Promote Nature Conservation
In an exclusive interview with Gaia Discovery, Joanne Reed - owner and managing director of PicknBin LLC - shares her motivation behind the design and marketing of a unique green product: PicknBin Clean-up Kits that comprise handy biodegradable bags and wet wipes encased in an easy-to-carry wallet for carrying trash and treasures alike.

Prof Lye Lin-Heng: Why Attend the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2016 in Singapore?

Prof Lye Lin-Heng: Why Attend the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2016 in Singapore?
In an exclusive interview with Gaia Discovery, Assoc. Prof Lye Lin-Heng, Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) and chairperson of the organising committee and highlights the significance of the first-of-its-kind conference on "Attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Environmental Law, Policy and Management" in Singapore.

Robi Navicula: GINKalimantan Helps Kids Become Change Makers

Robi Navicula: GINKalimantan Helps Kids Become Change Makers
A GAIA DISCOVERY exclusive with Robi Navicula, leader of GINBali, who calls for support in the upcoming GINKalimantan conference.

Neoliberal Nightmare: Can geography help sustain the world?

Neoliberal Nightmare: Can geography help sustain the world?

The concentration of current political thinking on development and “progress” is not the best way to care for our planet, argues professor Mark Maslin of University College London.

Mallika Naguran in Voices Today Television Show

Mallika Naguran, founder of Gaia Discovery and a sustainability consultant, was part of a panelist invited by Singapore's major news medium Today to comment on the topic of happiness. Apparently, Singaporeans are an unhappy lot despite economic progress, low unemployment rate and rising affluence. The half hour show Voices Today was broadcast live today, with a repeat edited full hour version screened two days later.