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Death threats, child labour and other human rights abuses by renewable energy companies threaten to stall transition to a low-carbon economy. Investors have the power to change that.
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Tighter rules on deforestation should result in conservation areas growing, says the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern — and make — the environmentally responsible choice.
The Malolos-Clark Railway Project spells hope for long-suffering Filipino commuters in Metro Manila and its suburbs. Expected to be ready in 2022, it could benefit 342,000 passengers per day and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60,000 tonnes a year.
For jobseekers who value corporate behaviour as much as their pay cheques, a new recruitment firm could match them with companies that share their values. Citizen Kind aims to open in Asia by next year.
This is how technology could transform our trips in the skies and our life on the ground.
If the cement industry were a country, it would be the largest carbon emitter after China and the US. Cement manufacturers are trying to lower emissions through innovation, but the challenge is significant.
Southeast Asia's largest economy needs a policy overhaul to meet its 2025 renewable energy target. State-owned power utility PLN, which owns half of the country's coal power plants, should be accountable for the roll-out of clean energy, the authors of a new report argue.
London's Good Hotel which floats on the River Thames invests all its profits in helping locals in one of the city's poorest areas.
Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, the world is committed to eliminating extreme poverty and reducing inequality between and within countries. Yet without a far greater effort by governments and multilateral institutions to address inequality in particular, neither objective will be met.
Renewable energy is not readily available to buy off the grid in many countries. Some companies rely on a tool called Environment Attribute Certificates to...
Managing river systems can help Pakistan manage floods, deal with droughts, create engines for a green economy, as well as help mitigate greenhouse gas...
Artificial intelligence has the potential to cut monitoring and operational fishing costs and improve efficiency in fisheries management, writes environmental...
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?
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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?
The collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 claimed over 1,000 lives and was a wake up call for fashion houses, NGOs and consumers to fix an industry rife with abuses. Five years on, how much have companies—and consumers—changed their ways? Eco-Business finds out.
Papua Diving plans to be the first resort in the divers' paradise of Raja Ampat to be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy, and wants to be a role model for local communities to protect the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions. 
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.
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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.
With data theft and other forms of cyber-crime making regular headlines globally, organisations can’t afford to ignore how they safeguard their digital systems. But cybersecurity remains an overlooked issue in one incredibly fundamental area: sustainable buildings.
The neighbourhood rag-and-bone man, known as karung guni, collects more waste than the blue recycling bins dotted around Singapore. Are they the secret weapon to dealing with the city-state’s huge waste problem?
The fight against climate change requires a ‘jigsaw’ approach that deploys many complementary tools, policies and partnerships to protect the environment, according to delegates at the recent Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition.
To win its war on waste, Singapore needs to invest in a network of machines and plants across the island to better manage discarded food, plastics and electronics, say experts.
Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in deforestation and peat degradation. To make sustainable palm oil a reality, an industry is searching for ways to steer these farmers towards more responsible practices.
RSPO's new standards ban deforestation and growing on peat. But what are the challenges of putting the new rules into practice, and how will they be effectively enforced? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to industry experts from RSPO, WWF and Wilmar International.
Tomorrow's cities: Engineering the energy transition
Together with Danfoss and the Danish Embassy, Eco-Business conducted a forum where some 180 participants discussed ways of making cities climate-smart. The forum included a panel discussion on Singapore’s approach to a sustainable urban environment and breakout sessions that explored the challenges...
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