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China’s new climate pledge will lead to a dramatic dip in warming projections. If its upcoming presidential election sees the United States return to the climate negotiation table in earnest, the goals of the Paris accord could be firmly within reach.
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Campaigners hope a refusal to buy power from the Sanakham dam could stymie its progress and prevent more harm to the Mekong’s fragile ecology.
The bank makes the announcement the week after Korea declared a climate crisis and set a 2050 target to achieve net-zero emissions.
Failure to provide 4 billion people with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing US$2.4 trillion a year.
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The project has been delayed for eight years due to widespread community opposition, but construction may begin soon after the developer, DMCI Power Corporation, secured the necessary permits.
Japanese insurers have been slow to move away from underwriting coal power projects, bucking global decarbonisation trends. Sompo is first to adopt a coal policy, although it's not aligned with the Paris Agreement. Its two big rivals are tipped to follow.
The president, whose country is predicted to have the highest share of coal in its power mix in Southeast Asia by 2030, urged world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September to strengthen their commitment to fight the climate crisis.
Demand for nature-based solutions is increasing, but frameworks and policies need to be developed further in order to encourage greater business investment and ensure effective implementation.
Just two days after China pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060, South Korea has declared a climate crisis and established a goal to go net zero by mid-century. The target, however, is non-binding and may yet turn out to be hollow.
Evidence shows that lands and waters that are owned and managed by indigenous peoples and local communities are healthier than those that aren’t. Governments and multilateral bodies must engage them in discussions about protecting biodiversity.
Doubling down on coal is not the way to pull any country out of crisis mode. The Philippines is at a crucial juncture in deciding its energy future, and needs...
A series of good harvests mitigated the immediate impact of Covid-19 on food security, but its long-term consequences could be major.
The business-as-usual approach to plastic pollution isn’t working. In the midst of a pandemic, Indonesia leads with ambitious plans to reduce plastic waste and...
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?
The pandemic has forced companies and governments to work harder to get back on track to meet their climate action targets, said sustainability veteran Aida Greenbury. In a discussion with James Yi, managing director of APCO Worldwide, she explains why circular bio-based economies and inclusive growth are the way of the future.
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Recycling efforts in the Philippines are shrinking amid the pandemic, even as the plastic waste challenge mounts. Is the country on the verge of a more devastating plastic waste crisis?
Amid a pandemic and belt-tightening times, smart food choices can bolster immunity; the key is to have a diverse diet and use your calories wisely by selecting micronutrient-filled foods.
From systems able to replenish depleted batteries at lightning speed to smart chargers that ‘talk’ to one another, exciting developments lie ahead on Singapore's road to sustainable mobility.
The debate on plastic pollution and single-use packaging rages on but more than finding alternatives to plastic, it is vital to address the lack of disposal facilities and stop plastic from leaking into the oceans.
Garin-Alvarez will be supporting the Philippines’ largest bank in its sustainability plan, which includes boosting its renewable energy targets by 2030.
A lab-grown alternative to cow's milk has won an annual search for solutions to make Southeast Asia's cities more resilient, sustainable places to live.
Concerns over the spread of Covid-19 are keeping many customers away from India's ubiquitous vendors, decimating their incomes.
In its latest case, an Australian law firm is representing 8 students and a nun as they fight a decision to build a coal mine on climate grounds. Eco-Business spoke to lawyer David Barnden about winning the legal case against climate change.
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