The London-headquartered bank withdrew from the US$1.87 billion coal-fired power plant’s financing consortium, but eight other banks, including Singapore's OCBC and DBS and Malaysia's Maybank, ensured the deal was closed.
In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources.
Takako Morita –
Climate finance has been central to the discussion about galvanising developing nations to take action on climate change. But are they ready to receive climate finance, asks ADB's Takako Morita.
Sebastian Jacobitz –
Nothing completes a trip to Thailand like an elephant ride—not. Proven harmful to elephant health, such wildlife attractions are waning in popularity. Fortunately, there are kinder ways to interact with animals while on holiday.
Cihan Sultanoglu –
Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years, as measured by economic growth and reduction in poverty. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks that must be addressed before the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved.
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.
Asia Power Week –
Now in its 25th year, the Asia Power Week conference and exhibition will bring together industry players and policymakers from around Asia to discuss solutions to the region's energy challenges.
Robin Hicks –
Indonesia has made significant progress in fighting the fires caused by slash-and-burn forestry that choke Southeast Asia annually with toxic air pollution. Eco-Business spoke to the chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) about what it will take to put the fires out permanently.
On November 1st 2017, The Economist held its first Sustainability Summit Asia at the Sunway ResortHotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur.Discussing sustainability in the Asian context is becoming increasingly urgent ...