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Despite data being critical to enabling society to improve the air it breathes, most nations around the world do not measure pollution levels, while some choose not to make information publicly available.
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Past winner of sustainability innovation competition The Liveability Challenge says the pandemic has shown that too much money and brainpower has been invested in traditional technologies, and not enough in tech to safeguard food security.
In April, South Korea was lauded as “the first East Asian country to pledge net zero emissions by 2050” – but it didn’t. The concept and content of the “Green New Deal” is still being debated.
Outgoing extreme poverty rapporteur Philip Alston says US$1.90 per day measure has led to complacency.
Forests help to slow the challenge of climate change, don’t they? Only if climate change doesn’t fell the forests first.
People around the world generated 53.6 million metric tonnes of e-waste last year, representing a 21 per cent growth since 2014, a new Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report has found.
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.
While the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) says the investments create jobs and reduce poverty, critics contend they harm the environment and concentrate profits into the hands of a small few.
How can China, the world’s second largest importer of palm oil, build a sustainable supply chain for this controversial product?
Investors who care about the environment are better off holding shares in and exercising their influence over fossil fuel companies.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made timely disclosures more important than ever but longer-term strategic matters must continue to be given due regard. SGX RegCo,...
Done properly, the system can drive down emissions and raise hundreds of billions of yuan to support low-carbon projects.
Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, 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?
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.
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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.
Low in moisture and high in calorific value, palm kernel shells are ideal for burning, but their use for power production does not come without challenges. Can these materials help shrink coal's climate impacts in Asia?
As Singapore prepares to gradually reopen, proactive disinfection is among the solutions to safeguard workplaces and prevent the risk of further business disruption.
Past winner of sustainability innovation competition The Liveability Challenge says the pandemic has shown that too much money and brainpower has been invested in traditional technologies, and not enough in tech to safeguard food security.
The former Diageo executive takes on a role to measure the impact of the World Economic Forum's sustainability programmes.
A fund backed by mainly US-based philanthrophies will invest in the earliest stage of renewable energy investments. This risky stage has deterred investors and proved one of the biggest obstacles to Southeast Asia's energy transition, which experts say Covid-19 has slowed down.
Should the priority be to stop all child labour on palm oil plantations? Or to address the root causes of child labour?
New, downloadable thought leadership paper: Toward a zero carbon future
Jacobs and Yarra Valley Water have partnered to deliver a thought leadership paper which asks 'what if' the growth of Australia's hydrogen industry could be supported by co-located hydrogen production at wastewater treatment plants? Find out in our latest insights.
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