Asia Pasifik Berita

Natasha MEME elephants
To better understand human-wildlife clashes, it is important to know the motivations behind certain human behaviours, says Natasha Zulaikha, who is studying the impact of elephant raids on Malaysia's farms.
Daniel Klier joins South Pole
Dr Daniel Klier, formerly from McKinsey and HSBC, will look to steer growth and rebuild trust in the firm, which has been rocked by accusations of overselling carbon credits.
Singapore solar gas energy
The region leads the world in the growth of solar and wind certificate issuances. Such deals are helping developers secure funding and take off in nascent markets, amid accusation that companies buying RECs inflate their green claims.
CSOs outlook 2024
Asia’s sustainability heads foresee some relief from reporting burdens this year, but articulating the financial value of social, biodiversity and climate-related impacts, engaging suppliers and staying ahead of regulations will keep them busy.
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Asia Pasifik Opini

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Across the globe, political campaigns are targeting young people for their votes, but are they listening to their growing anger over climate inaction?
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The decision by many Asian countries to embrace gas in their transition financing frameworks may lock the region into a high-emissions future. Only Singapore and Thailand's taxonomies require gas producers to lower emissions.
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Four Asean member countries have taken an important first step towards the vision of a regional power grid. The next step is to look for lessons learned and improve collaboration, leveraging the experience of the public and private sector.
Suralaya coal-fired power plant
The classification of new coal-fired power plants as "transitional" undermines the credibility of the taxonomy and casts doubt on the government's commitment to lowering Indonesia's emissions.
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Asia Pasifik Video

'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
BCG video Eco-Business
Studio EB 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.
MXene
Watch: Singapore researchers are trying to give banana skins and coconut husks a new lease of life in water purification kits that can be used in disaster situations. They could one day also be used in the manufacture of batteries.
EB KAS video
Studio EB Investors are starting to feel the effects of climate change in an unexpected place – their financial returns. There are now growing calls within the business community to improve the quality and coverage of climate risk disclosure.
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Asia Pasifik Podcasts

EB Podcast climate insurance
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.
The EB Podcast Petronas COP28
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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Studio EB Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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