Instagram Pollution? Resource Management Body Offers Guidelines

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

Beyond Words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy

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

Sustainable Art & Power: LAGI Prize Offers $16,000

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.

Sustainable Business Grants: Funding Increases for 2018

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

Who Won the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards?

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.

Soksabike: Building a Truly Sustainable Tourism Business

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.

Mountain IDEAL Standard Recognised by GSTC

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.

Circular Economy – Using Waste to Make Biofuels

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.

What to expect at the UN Conference on Climate Change 2017

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.

Singapore's biggest wind turbine at Semakau Landfill

Singapore's biggest wind turbine at Semakau Landfill

Ushering in winds of change in clean energy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and ENGIE have jointly deployed the nation’s first long-span wind turbine at Semakau Landfill, which is one of several to be installed in Singapore’s drive towards sustainable energy solutions.

Urban design: How the bicycle is changing cities

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.

Marina Bay Sands and WWF Partnership for Sustainable Sourcing

Marina Bay Sands and WWF Partnership for Sustainable Sourcing

Leading integrated resort (IR) Marina Bay Sands today announced a landmark partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Singapore (WWF) to raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, starting with ocean conservation.

100% Pure? The polluted facts behind New Zealand’s tourism claim

100% Pure? The polluted facts behind New Zealand’s tourism claim

One of the world’s most recognisable tourism taglines is “100% Pure New Zealand.” But recent developments have cast doubt on the quality of its environment – especially the quality of its water.

Singapore – Far from a Circular Economy?

Singapore – Far from a Circular Economy?

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.

Tackling Climate Change with Circular Economy and Circular Cities

Tackling Climate Change with Circular Economy and Circular Cities

News headlines have been full of extreme events recently. Many consider these as a symptom of global warming – so is it time to reconsider the economic model that’s widely in place, revisit how cities are planned and reflect on current financial models