With selfies being the image capture of choice for increasing numbers of tourists, alarm is rising over their effect on the environment. Fragile ecosystems, ancient monuments and sacred places are all suffering from overreach by millions of happy-snapping web-posting visitors. One resource management body has decided it is time to issue guidelines for the Instagram generation
Part 1/5: Youth take charge of their future
Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series on climate actions for a green economy shows how these actors are, in fact, hard at work and delivering
A US-based organisation, LAGI, is offering US$21,000 to designers and artists who can create the best and most workable sustainable energy generators – that are also great to look at. By James Teo.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) have signed an MOU establishing a strategic alliance between the two organizations, promoting effective tourism project management.
An innovative southeast Asian plan aims to take solar and wind energy generated in north Australian deserts, and send it 2,000km overseas to power hungry regions of southeast Asia.
Put a stop to unsightly and polluting plastic bottle throwaways by joining or supporting RefillMyBottle. The story, objectives and operations of this ingenious scheme is narrated by Lauren Groves.
Increased interest in sustainable tourism has seen increasing numbers of major companies and organisations buying into the startup culture – with big money grants to innovative operators
One of the biggest miners in the world and the fourth largest Australian corporation, BHP, is to “review its membership” of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and the World Coal Association (WCA).
Highlights of this year’s Responsible Tourism Awardees are among the best operators globally in ecotourism, community-based tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism and sustainable destination.
New cycle touring startups are often billed as sustainable, but one Cambodian organisation is taking its responsibility to the local community as seriously as the transport it uses. Soksabike offers a unique mix of cultural sensitivity, eco-awareness and boosting prospects for local communities.
A new sustainability standard for mountain area tourist destinations has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The new standard rating, called the Mountain IDEAL Standard, has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that are tourist destinations in both winter and summer seasons.
here has been plenty of controversy about the production of biofuels from plant sources, and the impact it has on food production and the environment. And recently, the blockage of sewage systems by waste fats has also been in the news. One smart Finnish company is applying its technology to both problems and making biofuels from food processing waste.
With a humble indigenous style opening ceremony, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opened on Monday 6 November morning at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany. Governments are meeting to fast forward the implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals. What can we expect from the world leaders this time? By Jovin Hurry, reporting live from Germany.
Researchers are discovering that younger city dwellers are moving away from car ownership towards more sustainable transport methods. One of the key drivers is the rapidly increasing use of bicycles, and expanding provision of bike-friendly infrastructure. Today, it’s cool to be a city biker.
Given Singapore’s capabilities in instituting judicious environmental regulations and embracing new technologies, it still lags behind in creating an economy that harnesses resources optimally while reducing wastage. Mallika Naguran reports on the discussions had during an MEM Alumni seminar on the circular economy.