District energy systems, a more sustainable way of cooling and heating buildings, could be key to Malaysia’s climate change mitigation plans as it revs up its development of commercial centres and industrial parks. Eco-Business looks at the country’s strategy to adopt the technology.
Though progress on reducing and managing waste in Malaysia has been slow and patchy, there are heartening stories of companies, governments and individuals leading the way. Persistence is key to winning the war on waste say those fighting it.
Cleaning up the oil palm industry's supply chains must go beyond environmental impact to the workforce. Fair working conditions and better lives for smallholders must be front and centre, say industry leaders.
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Helikonia project manager Esther Teh outlines how agriculture-dependent businesses can disaster-proof their supply chain to manage risks such as climate change, extreme weather, and crop failures.
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it? Bogor Agricultural University's Herry Purnomo shares his view.