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As the maritime sector grapples with scary emissions, one firm is rolling out technology designed to reduce energy consumption and pollution. In this interview with Eco-Business, Wärtsilä CEO Jaakko Eskola talks about how his firm is driving sustainability through a sector responsible for 2 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
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With global hunger rising and at least a third of the world’s population suffering from poor nutrition, poorer countries are rising to the call to ensure food security.
Big businesses are turning to nimble-footed start-ups to stay ahead of the competition and expand. Could this partnership help to green the business sector?
Will an amendment to the Basel Convention staunch the global flow of plastic waste?
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?
On paper, nations are protecting their wilderness areas. In practice, most protected areas lack effective policing. Nature is not safe, even in reserves.
Record Arctic melt is not merely an academic issue. As any climate scientist will tell you, what happens in the Arctic, ultimately, doesn’t stay in the Arctic.
Cities need to at least halve their emissions by 2030, urbanites need to cut their meat consumption and fast-fashion has to be ditched to have a chance of keeping global warming to 1.5°C.
In Maharashtra – the epicentre of the drought gripping the country – farmers abandon dying crops and people struggle to find enough water to survive.
Large developed countries often continue to finance new fossil-fuel projects in small island states that are disproportionately affected by climate change. Donors and lenders should instead help these islands to become laboratories for testing innovative clean-energy technologies.
Urbanisation cannot be stopped, but this does not excuse governments for failing to address air pollution. With considerable resources and capacity for...
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to...
Australian energy minister Angus Taylor says greenhouse gas emissions have gone down by 1.1 billion tonnes. Is this claim misleading?
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
In the next few years, companies in Singapore will have to take responsibility for the packaging and electronic waste they produce. But what will this mean for businesses in a city that incinerates most of its waste and is low on recycling infrastructure?
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What makes cooling such a hot topic when it comes to climate change? This year's #Innovate4Climate summit will look at the problem and potential of sustainable cooling.
Battery technology could reshape the global energy sector, and this year's #Innovate4Climate summit in Singapore will focus on the cutting-edge innovation that could change the energy landscape.
Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation is opening itself to unprecedented scrutiny with Crosscheck, a new transparency tool that allows the public to trace palm oil down to the mill level, and inspect its supply chain for environmental violations and risks.
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.
On the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Green Building Council’s founding, Eco-Business asks its first president Lee Chuan Seng if the traditional building and construction sector is finally embracing sustainability, what role the Council can play in the future and why sustainability resonates with engineers.
This year's Ecosperity conference explored how to get Asia's circular economy spinning, speed up Southeast Asia's clean energy transition, and better manage the region's dwindling water resources. Here's what we learned this year.
The world's largest greenhouse gas emitter has made significant progress in cutting emissions at home, but continues to be the biggest funder of coal projects abroad, reports Purple Romero from the Innovate4Climate event in Singapore last week.
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.
New Vigeo Eiris report l Protection of biodiversity: Companies need to take action as scores remain quite limited
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Vigeo Eiris publishes the list of its 18 Top Performing companies on the criteria "Commitment to prevent risks of endangering biodiversity"
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