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17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

Goals are set to bring us to a desired result or future. People involved in the goal-setting collectively commit to working towards the achievement of these goals. This was what happened in September 2015 when the United Nations brought world leaders together to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. Reeling from the success of the eight...

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

In the midst of this pandemic, the race to the White House has begun and the whole world is watching given the results of the 2020 U.S. elections will have an economic and environmental impact on the rest of the world. The stakes at the moment could not be any higher – international trade, security...

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Pause. The world was virtually at a standstill over the last couple months as countries imposed lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses, establishments, and transportation were put on halt and people were told to stay at home. With the pandemic restrictions, the environment was also given a reprieve – our cities...

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

No country was sufficiently prepared with the onslaught of the pandemic that is COVID-19. Months after it was first detected, countries and governments are still reeling in the midst of the devastation it created. However, as COVID-19 brings additional challenges every single day, the resolve of the world to stay on top of the situation...

5 Sustainable Lifestyle Habits You’ll Pick Up (and Hopefully Keep) Post-Pandemic

5 Sustainable Lifestyle Habits You’ll Pick Up (and Hopefully Keep) Post-Pandemic

The world is at a standstill. Most establishments are closed, movement is restricted, and people are asked to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, the global pandemic that has affected over a million individuals all over the world and claimed nearly 60,000 lives.  Unfortunately, the number of confirmed cases continues to go up,...

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Southeast Asia has often received flak and a bad reputation when it comes to environmental sustainability. In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 released by the World Economic Forum, Southeast Asia, as a bloc, got a score of 3.8 out of 7 on factors that contribute to environmental sustainability. Given that the region is...