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Intensifying climate change means that opposite disasters are manifesting at the same time across the region, making emergency responses harder than ever.
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The judges order the government to carry out serious actions to improve air quality in Jakarta and ensure the rights of citizens to clean and healthy air.
With the COP26 climate change negotiations in November, almost all countries and industry sectors are not doing nearly enough to reduce emissions. Climate action by Thailand and Singapore has been classed as 'critically insufficient'.
A new report assessing the global pipeline of new coal projects finds that there has been a 76 per cent reduction in proposed coal power since 2015, bringing the end of new coal construction into sight. The pressure is now on Asia to end coal for good.
A new study reveals that certification by Marine Stewardship Council leads to higher share prices for seafood companies. But the eco label overlooks an increasingly important factor for 'sustainable' seafood: how marine animals are treated before they're eaten.
As India imports US$10 billion worth of palm oil annually, a new policy aims to massively increase plantations that will focus on the north-east region and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Indonesian government says the decision is made after thorough consultations and cites lack of progress in the payment by Norway as one of the reasons for the termination.
Backed by Wellington-based investment company Infratil, Gurīn Energy will focus on greenfield renewable energy projects in Asia. The firm is helmed by former Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
India is the world's second-largest coal producer and is ramping up mining to meet energy needs - but impacts are mostly negative for local communities, environmentalists say.
Although the biodiversity crisis is intimately linked to the climate one, the financing to address it is woefully inadequate. With a new global biodiversity plan now in the works, the world has an opportunity – and a duty – to start making up for lost time.
Fast-fashion brands are copying designs of sustainable clothing labels but they have not managed to imitate the concept.
As proliferating disasters starkly demonstrate, severe damage to the environment is a crime against everyone. Rather than leave it to regulation by individual...
Fostering local innovation and equipping local service providers with the tools to deliver solutions that meet people’s needs can create sustainable...
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.
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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?
[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.
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.
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Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
What role can banks play in the transition to a greener future?
This year’s Ricoh Eco Action Day Forum will gather leaders from the worlds of business, government and civil society to explore ways to drive inclusive growth while sustaining the environment for generations to come.
Food-tech companies are racing to bring to market seafood alternatives as concerns mount over the sustainability of the fishing industry.
As country manager for the Philippines, Nieto will lead the firm’s strategic direction, public and client relations and operations in the country.
Lockdowns and layoffs, and the unprecedented stimulus spending in response to them, were expected to lead to a spike in deforestation, but this wasn’t the case, the analysis shows.
While solar and wind help countries meet energy security and environmental objectives, their variable nature poses challenges to electricity grids that require utilities to rethink operations.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Accounting for Nature: financing solutions for our planet's natural systems
Time is running out to implement concrete plans capable of reining in a runaway biodiversity crisis. Government ministers and biodiversity experts are expected to begin negotiations in October over a “Paris agreement for nature” to be agreed at the COP15 biodiversity summit in Kunming, China in...
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