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Singapore's OCBC Bank CEO Samuel Tsien declares the bank will stop funding for new coal-fired power plants. Two days later, rival DBS follows suit, ruling out financing a fossil fuel that is the single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
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Scientists have long suspected such a trend but have been unable to demonstrate it with data until they completed tabulation of log books from 60 years of plankton research.
A warmer world means more chance of extreme heat in more than one continent at the same time, and a rising threat to global food security.
The global financial institution has advocated for reforms that favour agribusiness and ignore peasants and indigenous peoples whose livelihoods depend on traditional land use.
Renowned for its diverse wildlife, Thailand's biggest national park is also home to about 30 communities of ethnic Karen people, who have traditionally lived and farmed there.
As India heads to elections, both the governing party and the main opposition look at issues ranging from solar energy to pollution to climate adaptation.
Agriculture makes up only about 1 per cent of Singapore's land area, but urban farming—including vertical and rooftop farms—is fast becoming popular.
It's election season in Asia. Thailand went to the polls last month, with India, Indonesia and the Philippines to follow. Eco-Business finds out whether sustainability is an election issue in the world's most populous region.
Climate activist movement Extinction Rebellion has inspired people around the world to protest against their governments' inaction on climate change. The group has called governments' slow response to the climate crisis 'criminal' and 'a travesty of democracy and justice.'
According to research from the Institute of Sustainable Futures, demand for metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies could bust reserves for cobalt, lithium and nickel. How can we ensure the transition to renewable energy does not increase the negative impacts of mining?
How can governments work with the private sector to shift their economies to a more sustainable model? WRI's circular economy fellow Mathy Stanislaus lays it...
Increasingly destructive natural disasters, geopolitical shifts, and glaring inequalities have forced the international community to acknowledge that existing...
Overcrowded, dirty, and disorderly cities undermine residents’ health as much as their happiness. With urbanisation occurring at an unprecedented rate, there...
In an industry dominated by men, what can a palm oil company do to ensure gender equality?
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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.
The once abundant peat forests of Indonesia's Kampar peninsula have been deforested to half its size over the last two decades. Is there hope in saving the country's largest remaining forest reserve? 
A paddleboard and windsurfer manufacturer is on a mission to reclaim its emissions by adopting circular economy principles and reforesting a nature reserve in Myanmar.
Take a hard look at your supply chains, accept its realities, and then work tirelessly to put an end to forced and child labour, said experts at a recent event on human rights.
Over the past 11 years, signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement have averted about 46,000 tonnes of packaging waste, enough to fill about 88 Olympic-size pools. Eco-Business looks at how winners of the SPA Awards 2018 have cut their packaging waste.
Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
[The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
CDP Indonesia Forest Report 2018: From risk to reward - Accelerating corporate action in the palm oil sector
CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure system, has released its first report examining the state of play in the Indonesian palm oil sector. The report analyses the disclosures of 64 companies that produced, sourced and/or used Indonesian palm oil in 2017. We use this data as a...
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