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Opinion / Policy & Finance

Loss and damage as a common climate cause

Saudi Arabia or the UAE speaking on historical emissions and debt distress in climate-vulnerable nations is a bit rich. But unlike advanced economies, such countries lend rhetorical heft to developing country calls for climate compensation.
ESG Book ratings (ASIA)
Weekly Top 5 Movers
1808 Haseko Corporation 33.22%
5333 NGK Insulators, Ltd. 19.36%
6479 MinebeaMitsumi Inc. 17.08%
139130 DGB Financial Group Co Ltd 15.51%
12450 Hanwha Aerospace Co., Ltd. 15.44%
Weekly Flop 5 Movers
5239 Titijaya Land Bhd. -9.39%
3141 Welcia Holdings Co., Ltd. -7.39%
3204 George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd. -4.17%
LYC Lynas Rare Earths Limited -3.92%
532286 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. -3.64%
Source: ESG Book
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Voices of COP28

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More than half of the world's largest proprietors of shipping vessels are from Asia. Eco-Business explores what the region's biggest maritime companies are doing to lower their environmental impact.