31 Mar '16, 6am

Sustainability - a hot item on board agendas

Sustainability - a hot item on board agendas

TODAY, over 3.9 billion or 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050, urban population will grow exponentially to some 6.4 billion, or to 66 per cent of the world's population. This rapid population increase and urbanisation has certainly put a strain on natural resources. Human activities have driven global temperatures to a new peak, with 2015 officially being the hottest year on record. This alarming rate of change in our environment, coupled with an exploding population growth, can lead to widespread catastrophe if not managed swiftly and effectively. The unprecedented COP21 Paris agreement is evidence of the urgent need towards sustainable development, with 195 countries pledging their commitment to the climate action pact. Many nations have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, including Singapore which stated its int...

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