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Wind and solar are growing faster than any other sources of electricity in history, according to new analysis from think tank Ember.
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World leaders gathered in Paris last week to pledge to make 2024 the “pivotal year” for improving access to clean cooking.
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China installed a record 293 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar in 2023 – pushing its total capacity to 1,050GW, according to a new report.
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Critics say finance to help developing countries adapt to climate change is being miscounted, with more rigorous accounting needed.
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Policy & Finance Opinion

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Achieving the COP28 aim of tripling renewable capacity will require cooperation between the private and public sectors.
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Promoting synthetic fertilisers to solve Africa's food security challenges fails to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition. Policymakers and stakeholders should embrace a more transparent and evidence-based approach.
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The outgoing Widodo administration neglected Indigenous land rights in favour of development. The incoming Prabowo administration needs to resolve this issue before such abuse becomes even more widespread.
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Policy & Finance Videos

GP clocks Shell oil terminal
The action comes despite the oil giant suing the environmental group for US$2.1 million after demonstrators boarded the company’s vessel at the Atlantic Ocean in January.
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The veteran journalist talks to Eco-Business about how his Emmy-nominated documentary depicts the lives of environmental crusaders in Asia's deadliest country for guardians of the seas and forests.
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EB Studio Asia's green transition pathways need to be socially inclusive given huge differences in economic development across the region, says experts at the Boston Consulting Group. State-owned enterprises have an "outsized" role to play, they add.
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Video footage appears to show protestors, who were demonstrating against mining operations, being dragged away by police near Ipilan Nickel Mine in Brooke’s Point, Palawan. Mining insiders are calling for maximum tolerance in similar standoffs.
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Policy & Finance Podcasts

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Asia lags the world in natural catastrophe protection. Part of the problem could be counting extreme weather losses only after they happen, industry insiders tell the Eco-Business podcast.
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The oil and gas sector needs to cut operational emissions faster, Charlotte Wolff-Bye tells the Eco-Business podcast. But slashing fuel output won’t do for the Asian supplier, and it welcomes respectful debate at the climate summit.
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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
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