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Sticking points on financing, implementation and benefit sharing will need to be resolved in the second session if negotiations in the spring are to succeed.
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Facing a climate crisis, the youth are leading the charge to confront it. Following a highly successful pilot programme, Singapore’s first of its kind youth-mentorship initiative on sustainable development is back.
Many gaps remain, many discredited ideas are pushed, but a look from the river basin perspective a step forward in the latest report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources.
Biodiversity loss and climate change are the biggest crisis of our time. Moving away from a purely technocratic framing and its alleged solutions can help us direct precious resources, time and energy to where it is actually needed most.
Allowing forests to reestablish themselves is increasingly being recognised as a more cost-effective strategy for meeting ambitious forest restoration targets.
Maintaining crop genetic diversity needs the involvement of farming communities, and a system for sharing the benefits with them.
Climate change will worsen conflict by raising tensions over food, water, and resources, according to studies by a global think tank and the US Department of Defense.
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.
One-size-fits-all policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions will not work. Unless developed countries recognise the challenges confronting developing and emerging economies and take appropriate steps to help them achieve net-zero emissions, we will all be worse off.
Meat and diary production are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The message from scientists is clear - we need to rethink what we put on our plates.
The newly-issued guidelines are seen as highly influential in pushing for much deeper environmental considerations in the planning and implementation of...
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...
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.
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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?
Adopting cloud-first policies, enabling corporate renewable energy investment, and greater public-private collaboration are needed for the path to net-zero carbon.
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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.
Almost 90 per cent of the 180 recognised RNA viruses that can harm humans are zoonotic in origin. But disease biosurveillance of the world’s wildlife markets and legal trade is largely absent, putting humanity at significant risk.
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.
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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