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Unless meaningful action is taken to decarbonise traditional hard-to-abate sectors like steel and commercial aviation, we will have little chance of keeping global temperatures at a safe level.
Opinion
A study has found that uncontrolled fishing of wedgefish, a family of rays, in Indonesia threatens to push the bowmouth guitarfish to extinction.
An initiative to electrify villages in remote areas of Nagaland in northeast India with water-powered generators, or ‘hydrogers’, has improved livelihoods and resilience to climate change.
A new generation of tycoons amassing wealth in the clean energy boom as the planet’s climate crisis accelerates. While facilitating a shift towards to more sustainable planet, some rank poorly for human rights and resource use.
Six of the top 10 palm oil conglomerates in Indonesia have coal mining businesses, and five of the top 10 coal miners have oil palm businesses, a new report shows.
Remnant trees can support secondary forests and recover biomass and biodiversity, but only if they’re allowed to grow to maturity.
After releasing Impossible chicken nuggets earlier this month, the company has ventured into a new type of plant-based meat—pork. It is made out soy, the same key ingredient as its beef product.
The summit will launch actions intended to lead to healthier, greener ways to produce and consume food worldwide.
Arabesque has launched what it says is the world’s first fully AI-powered portfolio manager to create customised strategies that incorporate investors’ sustainability objectives and values.
Transnational agribusiness firms are contributing to a growing global hunger crisis, causing widespread environmental damage, and threatening people’s health. By also capturing the United Nations Food Systems Summit, they have restricted the meeting's agenda to solutions that will further inflate corporate profits.
The net-zero future calls for the adoption and commercialisation of new decarbonisation technologies. But more financing and policy interventions are needed to...
As the demand for vegetable oil soars, soybean farmers are deciding whether to sell their products for food or biofuel production. With biofuel producers...
If this year’s flooding and wildfires came as a surprise to inhabitants of rich countries, that is because the modern political compact was built on effective...
Realising it’s now or never, the global gas industry is making a determined push to develop infrastructure across Asia as climate targets tighten and renewables become more competitive.
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Electric vehicles promise to help slash greenhouse gas emissions and tackle air pollution choking Southeast Asia's cities. But, under the industry's bonnet are sustainability issues that dent its green credentials.
Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
A bill that financially incentivises businesses to make positive social change is close to becoming law in the Philippines. But some worry the legislation offers excessive incentives and could allow industries like tobacco to use donations to exert influence over government officials.
Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs?
Brian Byrne, senior vice president of Siemens Energy in Asia-Pacific speaks to Eco-Business about the importance of improving energy efficiency, the challenges of satisfying racing demand for power in Asia and the promise of green hydrogen.
News
In the global clean energy shift, Australia has a critical role to play. The continent boasts vast renewable energy potential, yet it is home to only a small population, offering opportunities to turn it into the world’s battery.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
What role can banks play in the transition to a greener future?
This year’s Ricoh Eco Action Day Forum will gather leaders from the worlds of business, government and civil society to explore ways to drive inclusive growth while sustaining the environment for generations to come.
StanChart's long-time sustainability head takes on a newly created role to help Great Eastern navigate sustainability risks.
Funding climate-vulnerable countries is likely to dominate COP26 in November. Eco-Business explores how poor countries access funds amid rich contributors falling short of their pledges.
Lockdowns and layoffs, and the unprecedented stimulus spending in response to them, were expected to lead to a spike in deforestation, but this wasn’t the case, the analysis shows.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Accounting for Nature: financing solutions for our planet's natural systems
Time is running out to implement concrete plans capable of reining in a runaway biodiversity crisis. Government ministers and biodiversity experts are expected to begin negotiations in October over a “Paris agreement for nature” to be agreed at the COP15 biodiversity summit in Kunming, China in...
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