Growing up in greener neighbourhoods may boost brain development
The Star, 7 March 2018
New European research has found that children who have grown up near vast areas of greenspace show larger volumes of white and grey matter in the brain, which could have a beneficial effect on cognitive function.
Cities, scientists unite in battle against climate change at UN summit
Eco-Business, 6 March 2018
The three day gathering marks the first time cities rather than nations are offered a seat at the table of the UN’s top scientific authority on global warming.
Making the business case for gender equality
Eco-Business, 1 March 2018
When companies make female empowerment central to their business strategies, growth and equality can be mutually reinforcing to leave no one behind, say UNDP head Achim Steiner and UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Climate change refugees: A global crisis is looming
The Star, 7 February 2018
There are ever more refugees fleeing the effects of climate change, be it floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels or expanding deserts.
World Urban Forum in KL to debate sustainability
NST, 1 February 2018
THE 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9), in Kuala Lumpur from Feb 7 to 13, is described by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 70/210 as the “first session” to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). This was adopted by the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador.