Global cities like Singapore have the unique opportunity to contribute in the learning from and sharing of best practices in urban sustainability and liveability. As a city-state that considers itself a living laboratory for greener and cleaner urban living, Singapore has been making strides in developing itself into a model for a green urban economy. Over time it is likely to also become an important test-bed for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies from which other cities and urban centres could potentially learn.
Climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts face many obstacles in fragile and conflict-affected societies.
In light of the upcoming water crisis in the Greater Himalayas, the ecc-platform has reported several times about the need to foster a regional perspective in the region to promote sustainable peace and stability (see, 5/2010 and 2/2011 editions).
It’s World Meteorological Day and China’s top meteorologist is worried about climate change.