Initial analysis suggests the repercussions of the outbreak could shave up to half a per cent off global oil demand in January to September this year, but the Chinese government’s measures in response to the disruption could outweigh these shorter-term impacts on energy and emissions.
High-income nations released less carbon dioxide last year. But emissions increased elsewhere as developing regions struggled to balance economic growth and climate action, while heavy industries and transport emissions were as hard to abate as ever.
Maybank, CIMB and RHB Bank have provided almost US$5 billion in loans and bonds for new coal projects over the last decade. And unlike international and Singaporean banks, Malaysia's banks show no signs of going cold on the climate-changing fossil fuel, the study claims.
Energy industry observers and activists have welcomed the move of Indonesia’s parliament in drafting a bill on renewable energy that will be included in its docket of priority legislation for passage this year.
Tsitsi Matekaire –
Young people are increasingly connected by social media and other digital technology, with one in three people under the age of 18 with access to the Internet. This means more and more children are left vulnerable to sexual exploitation in an era where women are hyper-sexualised in popular culture.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Tim Daubach and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Kartik Chandramouli, Mongabay.com –
With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
The global fight against climate change is gradually gaining momentum, with countries like Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, and the EU reaffirming commitment to the Paris Agreement, and more than ...