The Indonesian government’s planned update to its palm oil sustainability certification programme does not do enough to protect Indigenous communities from land grabs or prevent the destruction of forests, find observers.
The new legislation would prohibit public firms from pouring money into coal overseas. It could see a planned project in Vietnam fall over, but with the deal about to be sealed, the window of opportunity is closing fast.
Kristin Hughes and Kimberley Botwright –
With cross-border frictions preventing economies of scale in tackling plastic pollution, facilitating trade can help the world reduce, re-use and recycle. This calls for better collaboration between governments and firms.
Jyotiraj Patra –
Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
Luis Alberto Moreno and Henry M. Paulson –
Covid-19 has forced us to stop and think about our impact on the planet, and to imagine the kind of world we want. There is still time for governments to plan for a green recovery, which would also address existing structural problems.
Covid-19 has highlighted the urgent need for ambitious, all-encompassing reforms rather than incremental measures. A global scheme to improve planetary health is a radical new approach to safeguard the future of fast-growing cities.
Countries must not return to business as usual after the pandemic if they are to have any chance of creating a greener and fairer world in the years ahead. As lockdowns ease, what will it take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
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.
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 80 mayors in …