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The Asian Development Bank has pledged to elevate climate financing by US$20 billion to US$100 billion by 2030. But the UN's António Guterres said that "much more is needed" as development banks have a crucial role to play in the world's low-carbon transition.
Penan activists allege Samling is encroaching on tribal land without their consent, and say they only put up the blockades after authorities failed to respond to their complaints.
New emissions cutting pledges are coming in — but more ambitious plans from China, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other big climate polluters are still missing.
Adopting cloud-first policies, enabling corporate renewable energy investment, and greater public-private collaboration are needed for the path to net-zero carbon.
As China’s president Xi Jinping stepped up the nation’s climate commitment last month by pledging that it 'will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad', China was experiencing widespread power shortages.
Sustainability disclosure is now the top of the agenda for the world’s largest investors, companies and regulators in almost every major market. Despite that, overall disclosure is “still lacking” according to climate-risk task force.
As global travel resumes following vaccine rollouts, some companies are reassessing how much their staff really need to fly — and the answer is not nearly as much as they thought.
Singapore plans to overhaul its electricity market in an effort to drive energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and end its over-reliance on fossil gas.
Delegates to COP15 began meeting this week to discuss a draft framework that will guide the world’s response to a worsening biodiversity crisis.
The newly-issued guidelines are seen as highly influential in pushing for much deeper environmental considerations in the planning and implementation of projects under the Belt and Road Initiative
The South Korean government has decided to pursue a more aggressive greenhouse gas emission target by 2030. It should now push for more collaboration with...
The backlash against environmental, social, and governance factors in investing heralds a major transition for the better, write Georg Kell and Todd Cort.
With the urgency of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, governments and multilateral lenders must end public financing for fossil fuels and...
Realising it’s now or never, the global gas industry is making a determined push to develop infrastructure across Asia as climate targets tighten and renewables become more competitive.
Electric vehicles promise to help slash greenhouse gas emissions and tackle air pollution choking Southeast Asia's cities. But, under the industry's bonnet are sustainability issues that dent its green credentials.
Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
A bill that financially incentivises businesses to make positive social change is close to becoming law in the Philippines. But some worry the legislation offers excessive incentives and could allow industries like tobacco to use donations to exert influence over government officials.
Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs?
More Asian companies are setting goals to boost their sustainability credentials, but some may be stymied by insufficient information on their operations to craft effective plans.
Speaking at the inaugural Singapore Sustainable Investing & Financing Conference, IFC's Alfonso Garcia Mora said SLBs create "the right incentives" for both issuers and investors to comply with sustainable performance indicators.
Improving legal frameworks for waste management and recycling with stricter rules for businesses to follow is needed to tackle the world's plastic crisis, said experts at the Resource Transformation Dialogue 2021 held in Singapore.
Brian Byrne, senior vice president of Siemens Energy in Asia-Pacific speaks to Eco-Business about the importance of improving energy efficiency, the challenges of satisfying racing demand for power in Asia and the promise of green hydrogen.
In the global clean energy shift, Australia has a critical role to play. The continent boasts vast renewable energy potential, yet it is home to only a small population, offering opportunities to turn it into the world’s battery.
In a move to include more sectors and regions for implementing carbon-reducing projects in the Philippines, the Climate Change Commission has appointed 16 new experts to advise them on climate science.
Green finance experts debated how to integrate ESG into mainstream business at Ecosperity Week with worker well-being pegged as the sustainability issue to watch. But the complexity and paucity of ESG data remains an obstacle for corporate sustainability.
From financial independence to a boost in self-confidence, women say opening their homes to tourists has changed their lives.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
In the palm of Singapore's hand - advancing the sustainable palm oil agenda
As an economic powerhouse in Asia committed to sustainable development, Singapore occupies a central position in the global palm oil sector and therefore plays a decisive role in the transition to sustainable palm oil. The global market for palm oil was estimated at US$42.8 billion in the year...
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