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Southeast Asia’s largest economy must explore clean energy for its new capital and build infrastructure without destroying Kalimantan’s forests and peatlands. Otherwise, it stands to lose more life-sustaining natural capital, even as it gains a new one.
Opinion
The British cosmetics brand has shut more than 900 stores in 49 countries in support of a youth protest movement against government inaction on climate.
At the upcoming United Nations climate summit in New York, leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society must show far greater ambition in combating global warming than they have done so far. And a faster transition to sustainable energy will be key to accelerated efforts.
A global climate strike by students and workers on Friday is expected to be one of the biggest climate protests on record, with organisers predicting millions will take part.
Climate scientists are haunted by a global temperature rise 56 million years ago, which could mean much more heat very soon.
Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, young activists in the region are skipping school and defying authority to join Friday's global climate strike. Eco-Business finds out what lengths Asian youths are willing to go through to stand up for the environment.
The construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in the Malaysian state of Sabah could disrupt the connections between wildlife populations and appears to run counter to the state’s conservation commitments, a new study has found.
From migration to hunger, climate change is driving violations of human rights—and focusing on that may be a way to win faster climate action.
Raising dairy cows for milk, butter and cheese requires large amounts of energy, land and chemical inputs, emitting greenhouse gases.
Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands—including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.
People are the world’s most important resource, yet stunting in children limits human capabilities and reduces current investment in the future. Fortunately,...
By distracting from real imperatives, unfeasible solutions to climate change, such as geoengineering, allow the climate crisis to continue to escalate,...
One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take...
[EB SPECIAL REPORT] Southeast Asia is drowning in electronic waste. As awareness of the toxic fall-out of the region’s e-waste crisis grows, what's being done to defuse an environmental time-bomb in the making?
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Which countries among the 10 Asean member states can claim bragging rights for being the most progressive on renewable energy, and what are they doing right?
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?
From carbon-based cryptocurrencies to reward programmes for green projects, blockchain is helping tackle issues of transparency, accountability and traceability. What are the most innovative uses of blockchain, and is it actually working?
The average Singaporean uses an unconscionable 13 plastic bags a day. With its only landfill site fast filling up, what are consumers and businesses doing to defuse Singapore’s plastic waste time bomb?
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development president Peter Bakker has said that as the world struggles to cut carbon emissions, businesses will face increasingly tough questions from investors about their decarbonisation plans.
News
The buildings sector has to decarbonise, and quickly, in the face of climate challenges. Here's how one company is reaching out to new partners to disrupt the status quo and go green.
Industrial cleaning is seldom associated with sustainability, but greener methods do exist and are gaining traction among large manufacturers in Singapore, including petrochemical and pharmaceutical facilities.
Recent events in Australia indicate a growing appetite for renewable energy and energy storage in the energy sector. Pumped hydro, thermal energy storage, hydrogen—which form of storage will reign supreme Down Under?
Wildlife thrives in one of Sumatra’s largest intact peatland forests, and an unlikely coalition of NGOs and businesses is ensuring it remains that way.
Two-thirds of the global increase in demand for energy will come from Southeast Asia as it modernises, and experts say more than half of this will be met with renewable energy. Eco-Business looks at the corporate and geopolitical trends that will shape the growth of energy in the region.
Buildings account for a whopping 39 per cent of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions. The best way for the built environment to shrink its carbon footprint is for the industry to work together to find sustainable solutions.
As global attention focuses on forests and the plight of orangutans, the untold part of the palm oil story is people. What is the industry doing to protect palm oil workers' rights and those of the people who defend their land as the industry expands?
As global attention focuses on forests and the plight of orangutans, the untold part of the palm oil story is people. What is the industry doing to protect palm oil workers' rights and those of the people who defend their land as the industry expands?
Sustainable Waste Management in the Year Towards Zero Waste
Ricoh Asia Pacific is presenting to you the Eco Action Day 2019 outcome report, incorporating the summary pointers of the 'Sustainable Waste Management in the Year Towards Zero Waste - Eco Action Day Roundtable' held on 30th May 2019. The roundtable brought together more than 60 government,...
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