Making Sustainability Sexy!
No excuses this week. We’re late out because we’ve been on the road again but we have tried to give our readers something more than the Australian political scene. Finally resolved, but for how long? Maybe it will depend on how quickly the “New Coalition of Labour, Greens & Independents” deal with climate change policy and puts a price on pollution. The call is coming from everywhere – union, business leaders and the community – for action. Also no excuse for profiling a Singaporean on the go. Howard Shaw is all for the environment but has a few novel approaches, including a G1 to rival the F1. Energy Matters has a review of solar take up in Europe & China, while HSBC has a comprehensive survey on the spectacular rise of electric vehicles. Malaysia has put a stop to a coal fired power station on environmental grounds and cargo ships are taking a faster route through the melting Arctic ice. Singaporean Grace Chua says you cannot separate climate from the economy, while Australian David Potts reports that we’re missing out on major investments in clean tech. The Green Asia Group Carolyn Kenwrick reports on efforts to save the Bali Starling from extinction and Green magazine editor Tamsin O’Neill is doing her best to make sustainability sexy. So say all of us! – Ken Hickson