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Although global warming is on course to rise by 3-5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century and global emissions continue to rise, there are genuine reasons for hope for our planet. Even Assaad Razzouk, the CEO of Sindicatum, thinks that we are now winning the climate fight.
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Oil and gas companies say earning carbon credits to improve soils and forests will cut emissions - but critics call it a distraction.
Empires were once built on it, but coal is now too hot for many former backers as more insurers withdraw.
Although most countries have acknowledged the threat posed by climate change and established targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the international community still has not made the same level of commitment to environmental conservation. Yet it is our natural ecosystems that will save us from catastrophe—if we let them.
The CanO Water brand from the UK is resealable, reuseable and can be recycled endlessly because is made from aluminium, the world's most recycled packaging material. But will plastic-addicted Singapore residents buy it?
Nature groups are dismayed, but say dialogue with the authorities has helped reduce the environmental impact of the rail project, due to be completed around 2030.
The Philippines has secured $10 million in funding from the UN’s Green Climate Fund, its first under a scheme to provide financial assistance for adaptation and mitigation in countries vulnerable to climate change impacts.
A business engagement campaign led by NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze aims to convert all of the city-state's palm oil users to the sustainable variety. It won't be easy, with palm oil's poor image and the perceived high cost of green palm among numerous obstacles.
The US president cited water and air quality as his main climate concerns.
Pregnant women have a higher risk of delivering early on unseasonably hot days, according to new research on the health-related threats of climate change.
Over the last five years there has been a shortage of Christmas trees. Climate change could be to blame, as changing weather patterns affect growers’ ability...
While the world collectively reduced its coal capacity over the past 18 months, China added 43 gigawatts (GW). The move may ultimately increase the economic...
In addition to visionary leadership and a mobilisation of businesses, citizens, and civil-society groups, confronting climate change will require massive...
After months of deliberation, Eco-Business has compiled a list of the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific—people who are changing their businesses and industries for the better. They are, the Eco-Business A-List…
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The Dayak Iban community of Sungai Utik has long fought to protect the forest and their place in it. After nearly half a century, they are now owners of over 10,000 hectares of customary land.
[EB SPECIAL REPORT] What does it take to transform a business into a good corporate citizen? Eco-Business spoke to some of Asia’s most influential sustainability executives to find out.
The car industry is among the world’s most polluting. Amid growing public pressure to cut emissions and with new solutions disrupting their business model, how can automakers prepare for the dramatic changes ahead and help tackle global warming?
Industries are requiring ever more water in an increasingly water-stressed world. What can businesses do to reduce their risks and reliance on the resource?
An alliance between an environmental group and an agribusiness company aims to reduce encroachment by smallholder coffee farmers in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of Sumatra’s last stands of lowland forest.
A single 200-room four-star hotel can use nearly 300,000 pieces of single-use plastic in a month, underscoring the hospitality industry’s challenge as it gears up anti-plastic efforts.
With Asia slated to account for more than half of the world’s surface freight demand by 2050, governments, companies and organisations are increasingly looking for ways to make road freight fleets and supply chain transportation sustainable.
Research laboratories can consume up to 100 times as much energy as office space of the same size. Is smart technology the solution to boosting energy efficiency without compromising safety?
Industries are requiring ever more water in an increasingly water-stressed world. What can businesses do to reduce their risks and reliance on the resource?
Over 2.1 billion people are obese or overweight while another 821 million go hungry. Governments must regulate and educate, and the food industry must offer products that are good for human health and the climate.
As beef consumption grows in Asia, a handful of Australian producers are trying out going carbon neutral. Is this the future of the industry?
If solar panels can withstand the waters of the typhoon-prone country, they should survive anywhere in the region, said an expert. Will regulators allow ongoing pilot projects to be scaled up?
An alliance between an environmental group and an agribusiness company aims to reduce encroachment by smallholder coffee farmers in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of Sumatra’s last stands of lowland forest.
Impacts and Insights 2019 – Effects of TCO Certified in the IT product supply chain
The demand for IT products that have been manufactured in a fair and environmentally sustainable way is growing, but many sustainability issues in the IT industry are difficult to solve. The new report Impacts and Insights 2019 presents a number of keys to faster and more lasting change. Impacts...
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