Many of the world’s richest nations have pledged money – known as climate finance – to help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change and to develop their economies without a heavy reliance on fossil fuels.
Southeast Asia’s banks have only just started to think about their impact on society and the environment. A new report urges regulators to introduce firmer sustainable finance regulations for banks, or risk their countries’ defaulting on climate pledges.
The sunny island nation is harnessing the power of the sun to charge the development of its clean energy industry. In the run up to the Asia Clean Energy Summit in October 2017, Eco-Business looks back at the evolution of Singapore’s solar sector over the last decade.
Barbara Unmuessig –
The large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems, known as geoengineering, has been touted as a silver bullet against climate change. Can it truly deliver what proponents of the technology say it will? Barbara Unmuessig examines.
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In a country infamous for being the second-biggest contributor of plastic waste to the oceans, a city in West Java has achieved a close to 100 per cent segregation rate. This is how Depok transformed its waste system.
Despite the recent apocalyptic omens of climate change, an energy transformation big enough and fast enough to curb the spike in global temperature remains within reach, says Rocky Mountain Institute head Jules Kortenhorst.