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Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

U.N. Secretary-General Says Wealthy Nations Need To Cough Up US$100 Billion To Reach Global Climate Goals

3 Mins Read Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released today by the United Nations. Since economic distress is now acute, and […]

U.N. Chief António Guterres: ‘Making Peace With Nature Is The Defining Task Of The Century’

14 Mins Read The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has delivered a major address on “The State of the Planet” at Columbia University, on Wednesday (December 2). As a part of Green Queen Media’s partnership with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact, we are reprinting the speech to share the address, which reflects the crucial turning […]

GreenFest Returns To Hong Kong To Unite Youths & Dive Into Circular Solutions

4 Mins Read After its first edition in 2018, GreenFest is returning to Hong Kong for its second festival this year to bring together the city’s younger generation and spotlight key sustainability issues. Held virtually on November 28-29, the two-day event co-hosted by Hysan and urban farming academy Rooftop Republic will be centred on the topic “Close the […]

Global Firms Managing Assets Worth US$16 Trillion Agree To Scale-Up Sustainable Investment

3 Mins Read After a meeting with United Nations secretary-general António Guterres, an alliance of the world’s biggest firms have agreed to deliver strategies to scale-up sustainable investments. With countries around the world still reeling from the devastating economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Guterres described action from the private sector “more important than ever” and urges businesses […]

New Free UN App Encourages Sustainable Living & Climate Action

3 Mins Read As the world continues to battle both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate emergency, many are calling for sustainability to be prioritised in the recovery process, which represents an opportunity for the world to build back better. The United Nations has now launched a new mobile app to encourage all individuals to contribute to this […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

The Top 5 Sustainable Business Trends From Food Tech To Renewable Energy

3 Mins Read Sustainability is no doubt the keyword taking over the corporate landscape in recent years. From startups developing crucial innovations in clean energy to investors pouring capital into firms creating sustainable food solutions, businesses all over the world are now incorporating environmental considerations to their practices.  In a new report by Colorado-based seed accelerator Techstars, the […]

Patagonia, Unilever & IKEA Among The Brands Ranked By Experts As Global Sustainability Leaders

3 Mins Read In a new survey conducted by public opinion research consultancy GlobeScan and global think tank SustainAbility, experts ranked Unilever, Patagonia, IKEA, Interface and Natura &Co as top leaders in sustainability. Experts say that long-term resilience of brands now depends on their sustainability record and the ability to innovate new business models for the future.  GlobeScan […]

Microsoft, Unilever, Nike Join Hands To Establish Net Zero Carbon Economy Group

3 Mins Read Microsoft, Unilever, Nike and six other multinational giants have teamed up to establish a new initiative aimed at helping businesses reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Called “Transform to Net Zero”, the group will help develop and provide practical and science-based guidance and roadmaps for companies as a part of its overall ambition to railroad […]

Plant-Based Options & Sustainability: Hong Kong Land Incubates City’s Top Food Talent At Basehall

3 Mins Read Central’s iconic tower Jardine House has just welcomed a new food hall with ten restaurant partners. Called BaseHall, the new dining destination transforms the original decades-old concept of a food hall with current consumer trends: a focus on sustainability throughout its operations and catering to the growing demand for plant-based options.  Officially opening its doors […]

Asian Development Bank Calls For Sustainable “Blue Economy” To Save Our Oceans

3 Mins Read The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has called on Asia to begin focusing on building a new sustainable “blue economy”. The region’s development bank says that in order to preserve livelihoods and the planet, the continent must begin preserving the marine ecosystem and move away from the current “ocean economy” that exploits natural resources. It has […]

Experts Call For Sustainable Development In Indonesia’s Coronavirus Recovery

3 Mins Read In a virtual meeting on Thursday (May 28), a number of government and legislative figures in Indonesia said that the country must rebuild from the coronavirus using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.  During the conference, Agustaviano Sofjan, a director at the Foreign Ministry, detailed how sustainable development had been set […]

Is Your Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup Toxic?

4 Mins Read 12 Popular Reusable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup Brands Found To Contain Toxic Melamine Looks like another popular zero waste accessory may bite the dust. That reusable bamboo fibre coffee cup that everyone is using and has become ubiquitous on the shelves of retail shops, independent cafés, coffee chains and your local homeware store? Turns out […]