Despite growing global pressure, the East Asian nation is considering allowing itself some leeway to keep investing in coal power overseas, one month after it pledged to end state funding for the fossil fuel.
Beating more than 400 entries from over 60 countries, six finalists move on to the finale for the chance to win up to S$1 million in funding for groundbreaking solutions to Asia’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Ward Warmerdam and Tom Picken –
A new study ranks China second in financing commodities linked to tropical deforestation risk. Its financial institutions could do more before state regulations are perfected.
Ilona Szabó –
Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95 per cent of it is illegal. Governments and markets must radically revalue the rainforest’s natural services and stimulate a green economy to avoid a nightmare scenario.
Based on financial inputs from overseas, 40 per cent of 'committed emissions' from a sample of coal plants that have been built or proposed since 2015 could be attributed to these nations – with most of the remainder coming from Chinese banks.
Tim Ha –
Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
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 …
Nature already mitigates a significant portion of man-made GHG emissions; approximately a quarter of these emissions are absorbed by trees, plants, and soil, while another quarter is absorbed into marine …