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.
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.
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.
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...
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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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
Pro-miners argue that deep-sea mining is essential to enable the energy transition. On the Eco-Business podcast, Sian Owen of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition argues why nature's last frontier should be protected, not exploited.
Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change. Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet.
As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore released its PACT (Plastic Action) Impact Report, detailing the achievements of PACT.
It showcases statistics and responses of PACT member companies, their ideas to reduce plastics use, and the challenges faced within their industry. Local companies...
In 2016, WWF Netherlands, Metabolic, WWF Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment reviewed over sixty approaches, methodologies, tools, programs and action plans relating to human impacts on …