While international banks are backing away from fossil fuels, Singapore's DBS, OCBC and UOB are fuelling climate change by financing new coal power projects in Southeast Asia, a group of 14 NGOs has said in an open letter calling on the banks to drop coal.
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.
Sunny Southeast Asia has double the solar energy potential of Northern Europe, but the market hype is not living up to the reality on the ground. Thailand leads and Indonesia lags in a sector direly needed to fight climate change and meet the region's ballooning energy demands.
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A combination of growing energy demand, strong wind and solar resources, and political support for development has made investing in renewable energy an attractive prospect in the region. Aaron Daniels explains how companies can ensure their projects are bankable.
The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, say National University of Singapore's Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
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The Rockefeller Foundation is looking for more cities willing to build economic, social and physical resilience amid a rapidly urbanising world. Submission of applications for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge ends on September 10.
Solidiance partnered with Vietnam Green Building Council to produce a newly released white paper on Vietnam’s Green Building industry. The white paper reveals that the green building sector in Vietnam ...