In an open letter, a coalition of 16 local NGOs has called on Singapore's powerful banks to cease financing coal power, saying it impacts the health of local communities and undermines the country's commitments to the Paris Agreement.
The new council hopes to champion science globally and bring findings outside the laboratory to help society fight global problems, including climate change, poverty, or the rise of anti-science sentiments.
and Lei Gao –
China is far from the poster child of sustainability, but it is impossible to ignore the progress it has made in tackling environmental catastrophes of the last century. What can the world's most populous nation teach everyone else about the SDGs?
Countries in Asia Pacific are now starting to integrate environmental sustainability into their development goals, but this needs to scale up. Here are three things they need to do to make this happen, writes ADB's Emma Marsden.
Many Asian corporations view sustainable business as just an idea, instead of a core strategy that will give them competitive advantage. Here's why that is wrong, and how businesses can adopt—and profit—from sustainable practices.
The expansion of farmland has pushed endangered species out of their natural habitats. To stop them from going extinct, farmers in developing countries must practice sustainable farming to get higher yields from existing acreage.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.