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If plastics were a country, it would be the fifth highest emitter in the world. Abandoning the needless demand for plastic is key to averting a climate breakdown, Solent University's Laurie Wright writes.
Despite its swift rise, the sustainable seafood movement’s work is far from done. To safeguard the future of fish, more seafood businesses must commit to sustainability, and consumers must be even more resolute in demanding a transparent seafood supply chain and supporting sustainability with every purchase.
Up to 48 per cent of low birth weight babies in the world are born in South Asia, mainly due to the mothers' poor health and women's lack of empowerment. This poses a serious threat on sustainable development in the region, say experts.
A tree planting programme has generated impressive revenues for local governments and incomes for community members.
It is a public health crisis that kills almost 5 million people in Asia every year. So why isn't air pollution a bigger story? And why aren’t journalists in Asia reporting on how to solve the problem?
The fastest growing media platform in the world can be harnessed to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, a new report from the UN Environment has found.
Air pollution, diseases, drought, climate change and earthquakes are creating risks 'in a way that we have not anticipated'.
Global warming could bring yet more challenges to a hungry world. New studies have identified precise ways in which a changing climate puts crops at risk.
By upcycling biomass, innovators aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the economic viability of farming.
As a response to climate change, a carbon tax is immensely popular among economists from across the political spectrum, and it does have an important role to play. But it is far from sufficient, and putting a price on emissions won't work if it alienates lower- and middle-income voters.
The country’s development banks can support its new manufacturing industries and respond to climate change, writes Dr Helena Wright.
Asian Development Bank's Yongping Zhai discusses how renewable energy, such as hydropower, could be key to helping developing countries unlock the potential of...
By addressing the whole system by which we grow, buy, and eat our food, we can achieve multiple wins to maintain biodiversity for planetary and human health.
In an industry dominated by men, what can a palm oil company do to ensure gender equality?
The Internet of Things has the potential to make Asia’s bustling cities safer, cleaner, and greener. But to build truly smart cities, more data must be freed and shared, says Michael Ding of Envision.
The once abundant peat forests of Indonesia's Kampar peninsula have been deforested to half its size over the last two decades. Is there hope in saving the country's largest remaining forest reserve? 
A paddleboard and windsurfer manufacturer is on a mission to reclaim its emissions by adopting circular economy principles and reforesting a nature reserve in Myanmar.
Take a hard look at your supply chains, accept its realities, and then work tirelessly to put an end to forced and child labour, said experts at a recent event on human rights.
As awareness of fashion’s environmental impact grows, major brands are making ambitious promises to tackle the problem. A key piece of the global equation is the Asia-based apparel suppliers that make up a big part of the industry’s supply chain.
It’s been said that children are the future, but what happens when the next generation of humanity is threatened by environmental degradation? Young people in Asia Pacific are calling for climate action to reclaim their future.
Growing awareness of the meat industry's environmental footprint is slowing the growth of demand for meat, but global appetite is proving insatiable. But solutions exist to lessen the impact of livestock production, said food experts at a recent forum in Tokyo.
[The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
CDP Indonesia Forest Report 2018: From risk to reward - Accelerating corporate action in the palm oil sector
CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure system, has released its first report examining the state of play in the Indonesian palm oil sector. The report analyses the disclosures of 64 companies that produced, sourced and/or used Indonesian palm oil in 2017. We use this data as a...
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