Scientists at the US Department of Agriculture say edible protein-based packaging films which they are developing will prevent food spoilage and food waste along the supply chain and cut down the use of plastic film in food packaging.
Amidst police closing cases against 15 firms recently, fire alerts have been detected on land managed by Asia Pulp & Paper and Asia Pacific Resources International Limited, Indonesia’s first and second-biggest timber firms, respectively.
Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency wants companies to restore 2.3 million ha of peat, and to ban logging on 4.4 million ha of concession land. These targets could be counterproductive if they put companies out of business, say firms.
The world is only getting hungrier for food, energy and solutions to the many issues we face today. Innovation and digitisation could unlock the solutions to these problems, says CSIRO scientist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz.
As part of a new Channel NewsAsia documentary, Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam embarks on a journey to explore how climate change will impact our island city-state and what we must do to adapt and thrive.
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The Green Climate Fund is an essential institution to finance the global shift away from fossil fuel to clean technologies—but it needs an overhaul to remain effective and relevant, says Sindicatum Sustainable Resources CEO Assaad Razzouk.
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Watch this charming video of how Thai farmer Somsak Sriphumthong got rid of a destructive opium field and helped curb deforestation and downstream flooding with his organic and sustainable coffee farm.
Singapore property firm CDL's green credentials include being ranked the most sustainable real estate firm in the world as well as a leader in sustainability reporting. Now, it is one of the first companies in Singapore to align its operations with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Digitalisation has transformed the way we operate our buildings, leading to the emergence of smart buildings that can intelligently reduce energy and water use and operational costs, boost their occupants’ safety and security and even alert managers to the risk of accidents and equipment failure.
Some 3 million people in China live without electricity, making daily activities such as studying difficult. Social entrepreneur Quan Quan Zhang has developed a low-cost solar lamp to help children in China's remote areas gain an education.
A growing middle class in Southeast Asia is sparking a surge in demand for homes, putting a strain on the environment. This makes finding efficient, resource-saving ways of construction ever more important.
Singapore wants to be the world's first smart nation, but it will take major technological leaps to get there. Norwegian energy advisory giant DNV GL says it is an ideal research and development partner for developing smart energy solutions in the city-state.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...