The region's two main finance hubs are moving quickly to adopt global best practice on sustainable finance. They recognise policy certainty in this area is necessary to drive investment into companies, particularly given Asia's distinct characteristics.
Amsterdam’s fig trees are showing why cities will play a vital role in the fight to stop the decline of biodiversity
Ever since humans started to create settlements thousands of years ago, many plant and animal species have struggled to survive. However, some have managed to find a new habitat inside and around urban areas. Could a change in human attitude towards nature help to halt the decline of biodiversity?
The race for cities to become 'smart' has been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic, but with cybersecurity and other considerations to take into account, a more cautious approach may be advisable.
When Covid hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing in the streets, welcomed the newfound tranquillity. The pandemic, they told the Washington Post, was “a blessing in disguise”.
The ease of reaching urban amenities underpins city life. A global research team compared access to jobs in 117 cities across the globe, including eight capital cities in Australia, and examined strategies that might improve transport in our cities.
Parks, gardens, woodlands and grass areas – people and communities use green spaces in myriad ways. Recent data has shown their social, economic and environmental benefits to society.
Kuwait City may not aspire to emulate the glitz of regional rivals such as Dubai, but through the Vision 2035 plan it is hoping to compete when it comes to FDI attractiveness.
Little of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 focuses on investment into Jeddah, but if the plan is to come to fruition the country will require more than just one economic centre.
The head of Rome's airport operator speaks about its unprecedented sale of a sustainability-linked bond. Although its scope is limited, the deal goes some way to prove sceptics wrong.
International travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted many travel enthusiasts to explore local and regional tourist destinations. However, communities have been affected very differently by increased numbers of homegrown tourists.
There is an incredible array of names within Nairobi’s informal settlements, which offers a glimpse into the lived realities of the people that inhabit them.
While FDI has declined sharply across the world, the number of projects in Dubai rose in 2020 as the city continued to welcome business travel despite the pandemic.