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A small minority of frequent flyers dominate air travel in almost all countries with high aviation emissions, according to analysis in a new report.
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The full potential of the private sector needs to be unleashed to raise the capital needed to fight climate change. This can only be done if carbon is priced high enough to establish the business case for decarbonisation, writes Georg Kell.
Scientists say shrinking glaciers and bigger meltwater lakes are growing dangers for people and landscapes across the Himalayan region, with more monitoring needed to avert future tragedies.
The more palm oil they buy, the more they contribute to a US$1 billion fund that aims to protect 500,000 hectares of forest in Southeast Asia. Consumer goods giants PepsiCo, Nestle, and P&G are working with Wilmar on the venture, called Rimba Collective.
Malaysia's Selangor state wants to allow a 'mixed development project' on 931 hectares of forest reserve, which has drawn widespread opposition from indigenous people, environmental organisations, and a former environment minister.
Data centres have among the highest carbon footprints in the business world today. Access to renewable energy, conducive regulatory frameworks and cleaner technology can help to cushion the industry's hefty planetary impact.
Unlike large independent power firms, smaller developers struggle to attract finance for their green projects. Industry experts discuss how they can overcome the barriers to production and help the country meet its climate goal.
Environmental activists in Cambodia fear for their privacy and freedom of expression as the country introduces a new China-style internet firewall.
A powdered clay used to clarify palm oil has been removed from Indonesia’s list of hazardous wastes, prompting warnings from environmental activists about an increase in dumping of untreated waste.
Special drawing rights could give indebted countries the flexibility to take climate action that benefits everyone.
Since 2006, the estimated costs of achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions from the world’s energy, building, industrial, and transport systems have...
Sustainability investing has exploded since the signing of the Paris Agreement, but it is seriously flawed: there are no universal rules for ESG risks, or...
Failure to heal divisions over vaccine availability for developing countries could poison the well of global cooperation and imperil the COP26 climate...
[SPECIAL REPORT] A recent industry-friendly bill could undermine recent tobacco control efforts in the Philippines, and increase the risk of addiction among millions of youths.
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Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
Eco-Business reveals the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific this year—people who have changed businesses and industries for the better, during a pandemic. Who are they and what have they achieved?
Eco-Business’ list of emerging talents on the region’s sustainability scene revealed
How can businesses and society decarbonise while building better cloud solutions? We explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.
A new initiative offering free access to high spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery is proving an important first step in the bid to strengthen forest monitoring systems.
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Cloud technology in Asia Pacific is projected to grow dramatically in the next few years, and plays a crucial role in modernising and empowering communities across the region. But it is not without challenges to ensure its benefits are broadly felt.
From Australian dairy farms to Indian crop insurers, the integration of geospatial data into a host of innovative solutions is helping global agriculture work smarter and more sustainably.
Can images from space help us achieve greener ways of growing food?
With changing weather patterns and temperatures, farmers at the frontlines of global food production are increasingly at risk. What are their biggest challenges, and are technological innovations enough to support them?
From Black Lives Matter protests to climate lawsuits, Amnesty highlighted bright spots in its annual human rights report.
Cragg has joined the conservation group as head of partnerships and marketing, based in Singapore.
Eco-Business speaks with wind developer Theo Sunico of Triconti ECC, which has tapped into the Philippines' nascent wind market. Wind has the potential to meet soaring consumer demand for power, but will policy disconnect stall growth?
Eco-Business talks to environmental psychologist Dr Denise Dillon about Singapore's uncomfortable relationship with nature, whether loving nature is essential for conservation, and why climate anxiety might actually be a good thing.
Nature-based solutions in carbon offsetting
After a decade-long slumber, carbon offsetting is once again entering the mainstream. Driven by net-zero pledges from corporates, government commitments, and consumer demand, green projects that remove or avoid the emission of carbon into the atmosphere are seeing increased demand. Today, the...
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