Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Category: Sustainability

Filipino children holding the lamp designed and circulated by Illac Diaz's Liter of Light Foundation. (Liter of Light)

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Video: Is China's Turn to Fracking a Reason to 'Ban it Everywhere Else?'

Mother Jones interactive producer Jaeah Lee at Asia Society New York on June 11, 2014.
Current AffairsSustainability

As energy consultants and journalists assess China's alternatives to burning coal, not everyone sees fracking as the solution to all its energy problems.

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
Current AffairsSustainability

Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current AffairsSustainability

Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.

Three Years On, Japan's Disaster Zone Needs More Than Money for a Real Recovery

Minamisanriku-cho, Tohoku, Japan, during the summer of 2012. (Andrew Littlejohn / www.andrewlewislittlejohn.com)
Sustainability

Even more than financial assistance, says a participant in the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative, "ideas and inspiration" are needed in Japanese towns hit particularly hard by the tsunami of March 2011.

Interview: In Typhoon Disaster Zone, Reporter Says Filipinos Will 'Soldier On'

Damage from Typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte, November 22, 2013. (Eric Jankstrom)
Sustainability

A New York-based Filipino journalist describes what it was like to interview her countrymen in the wake of the worst typhoon ever to hit the Philippines.

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Niccolo Piazza's new documentary looks at climate change and water management in northern Pakistan's Karakoram Range. Above: Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley. (Niccolo Piazza)
Sustainability

His new project may sound like a Robert Ludlum thriller, but documentarian Niccolo Piazza is focused on the mountain communities of Gilgit–Baltistan and their "symbiotic relationship" with their environment.

Multimedia: Downtown Tokyo 'Office Farm' Takes Green Building to New Heights

The exterior of Pasona Group's building in downtown Tokyo flowers with several varieties of citrus trees, displaying just a portion of the 200 species of fruits and vegetables that grow inside. (Kono Designs)
Sustainability

Tomatoes hang from conference room ceilings and herbs flower in hallway cubbies in Pasona Group's Tokyo office, where urban agriculture has taken root — literally.

Photos: On Global Tiger Day, a Look at Legendary Animal's Role in Asian Cultures

A tiger cub. (zeekwong Chan/flickr)
Sustainability

Today is Global Tiger Day. In honor of the occasion, we took a look at the tiger's role in three different Asian cultures and what needs to be done to ensure this legendary beast's survival.

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)
Sustainability

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.