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Global heating now means more warming for 500 years ahead, even if all greenhouse emissions stop. Or is that too simple?
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While the climate impact transparency of American firms has gone backwards, Asian firms are showing steady progress in reporting greenhouse gas emissions. A report by Arabesque suggests that companies will not report unless regulations require them to.
Mindanao dam project is too big, too risky and there are better renewable options, activists say.
The first energy company in Asia to set a net zero goal is among major oil and gas firms expanding investments in cleaner and renewable energy. So what are its plans to bring about a greener future?
Indonesia’s environment ministry has issued a new regulation aimed at boosting domestic crop supplies, but critics say it prioritises the interests of agribusiness at the expense of small farmers and the environment.
The big challenge in delivering the Covid-19 vaccine lies in the last leg of its journey, say cold chain experts.
Southeast Asia's stimulus spending up until July demonstrated a ‘dismal’ commitment to decarbonisation. Can the Asean Comprehensive Recovery Framework, adopted last week, steer the region towards a green recovery?
Whether or not Chinese banks follow the lead of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, international financial institutions are quitting coal and investing in the sector is increasingly risky.
The Science Based Targets Network, an initiative of the Global Commons Alliance, recently launched a corporate engagement programme to help companies set science-based targets that could help protect biodiversity and climate.
The Covid-19 pandemic offers developing countries the chance to reinvent and reboot their economies, and shake off the disabling legacy of foreign aid dependency.
Although 2020 will not mark the end of deforestation for palm oil, not all hope is lost. Most supply chain actors are undertaking genuine efforts, but until...
Value-based intermediation is a promising concept capable of converting swaths of an unengaged Islamic world to sustainable financial practices. Its regulatory...
While it might be tempting to dismiss the recent commitments by China and the European Union to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions within the next few...
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.
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Some corporate sustainability teams have dwindled in recent months as businesses put survival ahead of green ambitions. Others have grown in status, as companies join the dots between environmental and social wellbeing and business resilience. Eco-Business explores how Covid-19 changed the role of the sustainability officer.
As renewables success stories keep emerging from Southeast Asia, countries in the world's most climate-vulnerable region have little excuse for not having a working clean energy market design in place. There are plenty of neighbours to learn from.
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 Dayak Iban community of Sungai Utik has long fought to protect the forest and their place in it. After nearly half a century, they are now owners of over 10,000 hectares of customary land.
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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
Covid-19 has reminded humanity of the critical importance of a strong and functioning food system. With a quarter of a billion people facing acute hunger by the end of the year, bold collective action cannot wait.
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FairPrice Group will explore ways to reduce packaging waste while ensuring product safety and quality, says its group chief executive.
It announced a big commitment to source clean energy at the height of the pandemic. How else is global nutrition, health and sustainable living company DSM ensuring this moment for change is not lost?
Singapore food science firm NamZ sent a team to Ghana to ensure it was sourcing the Bambara groundnut responsibly and sustainably. It has exciting plans for the future-fit crop.
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 Covid-19 pandemic offers developing countries the chance to reinvent and reboot their economies, and shake off the disabling legacy of foreign aid dependency.
Cragg is leading a new unit that aims to ‘build better businesses’. She says her agency has no interest in helping companies to greenwash.
Alongside a movement towards plant-based diets, reducing the environmental impact of animal farming is critical to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.
The business case for a UN treaty on plastic pollution
Plastic is a material with exceptional properties. Along with being versatile, inexpensive and durable, it brings significant benefits to society--from enabling the effective transport of goods to reducing food waste to protecting human health during critical crises, such as the COVID-19...
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