New research has traced the unrest in Syria and unfolding European migrant crisis to a drought induced by worsening climate change. Could a similar fate be in store for Asia, a region most vulnerable to its impacts?
Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday issued a Preventive Measures Notice under the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to an Indonesian company, the fifth after NEA issued similar notices to ...
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Many palm oil producers and buyers are sited in Singapore. Hit them where it hurts, by mandating banks and investors to have codes that prevent loans to or investments in firms that aid deforestation and land burning.
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Shell has abandoned oil exploration offshore Alaska for now but a variety of trends are driving the energy industry to take a fresh look at Arctic drilling, says Pennsylvania State University professor Brian Black.
The reasons behind the haze are a complex web of social, economic, and political factors, and there are no easy solutions to the issue. Asia Pulp & Paper managing director for sustainability Aida Greenbury outlines four steps for ending the 'business of fire' in Indonesia.
As the deadline for each nation to submit its intended climate plan to the United Nations looms, India has the chance to position itself as a progressive stakeholder by making an ambitious pledge contingent on international finance, says Energy Studies Institute's Gautam Jindal.
If a meaningful deal on curbing climate change is to be secured at the UN Climate Conference in Paris, participants will have to overcome the mistrust that has led to inaction during past negotiations, says World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change Rachel Kyte.
Calling for a 'new industrial revolution' to promote equitable human well-being with lower resource use, the report cautions that the Asia-Pacific region cannot depend on declining natural resource costs for ...
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...