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Despite plentiful supply of sunshine, wind and tidal potential, Southeast Asia is slow to shift from fossil fuels to clean energy to power its fast-growing economies. How can the region quicken the pace of its renewable energy story?
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According to the WRI's new Creating a Sustainable Food Future report, innovative solutions are needed to close the gap between the food currently available and that needed by 2050, without destroying the environment. Here are 10 ideas.
As global tourism accounts for about 5 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, British authorities say they will start scrutinising the impact of government policy on the environment.
Despite predictions that renewables will compete on price with fossil fuels by 2020, Pakistan remains wedded to China-backed coal power even as its citizens turn away.
President Joko Widodo has reportedly said he wants to “start reducing the use of coal", running counter to the administration’s 39 coal-fired plant under construction and 68 more in the pipeline.
Reducing the numbers of burgers the biggest eaters consume could help cut climate changing emissions and protect forests, researchers say.
While the public is concerned about health risks in the use of wastewater, farmers also consider its long-term effects on the quality and health of their soil, a new research has found.
China consumes half of the world's pork. Shifting to plant-based diets could reduce pressures on land and water in Latin America, that produces soy that the Chinese use to feed pigs.
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.
The future Bugesera International Airport could be Africa's first net-zero emission airport. Not many know that it arose from a challenge to a Rwandan minister to “make it green”. Sustainability advocates must be bold, but also willing to engage stakeholders.
A survey shows off-grid renewable energy already employs as many people as the traditional utility power sector in India, Kenya and Nigeria.
Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, the world is committed to eliminating extreme poverty and reducing inequality between and...
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...
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?
Despite plentiful supply of sunshine, wind and tidal potential, Southeast Asia is slow to shift from fossil fuels to clean energy to power its fast-growing economies. How can the region quicken the pace of its renewable energy story?
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.
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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