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Rewriting the Rules

Our Changing Rights to Food: Right to Waste
We can no longer have a right to generate unlimited waste, and in particular food waste because of the extent of its negative impacts on society.
Aug 17, 2011 - Comments (0)


The 100-dollar hamburger
Chandran told Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore of TimeOut Beijing that rampant consumption in Asia means catastrophe for the world.
Aug 16, 2011 - Comments (0)


Asian Choices
At an interview with Poder Hispanic, Chandran says preserving the world's resources is, literally, an all consuming affair.
Aug 15, 2011 - Comments (0)


Consume the planet
"I felt the need to create a more honest discussion on the levels of consumption in Asia," as Chandran tells Matt Fleming from Time Out Hong Kong.
Aug 15, 2011 - Comments (0)


Executive Chat With Chandran Nair
During an interview in Singapore for Channel News Asia's first episode of "Executive Chat", Chandran told Patrick Fok that that if Asians reach the levels of consumption achieved in the West, the results would be environmentally catastrophic.
Aug 03, 2011 - Comments (0)


How can innovation decouple growth and consumption?
Innovation needs to be radically applied in new ways that alter the present mindsets of politicians, economists and business people who feel that the only path is continued consumption and growth.
Jul 31, 2011 - Comments (0)


On Asia’s Global Responsibility
In the "Read My Lips" section of The Globalist, Chandran explains why it is up to Asia to fashion a more environmentally and socially conscious brand of capitalism — one distinct from the unsustainable consumption-driven model of capitalism that predominates today.
Jul 02, 2011 - Comments (0)


Asking tough questions about capitalism
Why do economists still refer so extensively to Adam Smith when talking about green solutions based on conventional economics? He has been dead for centuries, didn't live in China or India, and he had a colonial view of the world, when the world's population was well under 1 billion. Read Chandran’s interview with Benjamin A Shobert from the Asia Times.
Jul 02, 2011 - Comments (0)


Chandran Nair at Friends of Europe: “Asia needs a sustainable development path”
At Friends of Europe’s policy summit on Europe and the Asian Century, Chandran warns that Asia should not follow the Western example and continue on a consumption-driven economic growth path.
Jun 27, 2011 - Comments (1)


BBC News - Hundred dollar hamburger?
Speaking to the BBC's Business Daily, Chandran Nair told Lesley Curwen that the current Asian model for economic growth is broken and unsustainable. If economic development in Asia is to continue its rapid pace, 'draconian measures are absolutely needed' in order to combat the deterioration of the environment.
Jun 14, 2011 - Comments (0)