Asia Pasifik Berita

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Studio EB The tech major has been investing heavily in the region to leverage digital growth opportunities, and encouraging local sustainability ventures to use its advanced software tools.
manila floodgates
Studio EB Urban Asia is facing a perfect storm. Sea levels are rising, rainfall is becoming erratic, yet more people than ever are moving into cities, leading to tensions and pressures. This report looks at how Asia’s coastal cities can adapt.
Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) board
Though new rules in Asia have kicked in over the past year, they are far from the reforms needed to incentivise directors to challenge majority shareholders not acting in a firm's best interest, says Asian Corporate Governance Association.
Packaging for Taiwanese bottled water brand pH Balancer bears the plastic resin identification code for PET. Though the circular recycling symbol implies recyclability, it actually refers to the type of plastic used. Only 81 per cent of PET is recycled globally.
Using misleading recycling symbols, the plastics industry has duped regulators and consumers into believing in the circularity of plastic, a study by Planet Tracker finds. The non-profit warns investors of plastic liability risks.
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Asia Pasifik Opini

wheat field
Yields of the country’s second most important food staple have declined significantly in the past two years.
Rohingya refugees sit on a makeshift boat as they are interrogated by the Border Guard Bangladesh
Most Rohingya end up in the Aceh province of Indonesia where they not only face hostility from locals, but more uncertainty about their future.
Salad bowl
The global food system is responsible for about 30 per cent of annual greenhouse gas emissions.
An advertisement for the proposed Narrabri gas project in New South Wales
Fossil fuel firms are among the biggest spenders on Google ads that are designed to resemble search results.
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Asia Pasifik Video

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Studio EB From sponge cities to coastal forests, Asia is seeking ways to work with nature and prepare for the risks in a warmer-than-expected future. This Eco-Business video looks at what else cities need to do to strengthen climate resilience.
OceanX
The vessel will scour Southeast Asia’s marine environment to gather data and support local conservationists.
Jack Johnson and Jessica Cheam
Eksklusif Jack Johnson says yes, but it is a long road ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask the American singer-songwriter and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador about his hopes for the state of the world and how music plays a role in providing a dose of optimism in dark times.
EB NVPC Corporate Purpose Video
Studio EB Amid fresh debates about what corporate purpose should be, there is mounting evidence that corporate purpose leads to stronger brand reputation, better talent attraction and more resilience, leading to improved financial performance.
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Asia Pasifik Podcasts

Sea orchards developed on decommissioned oil platforms
Former petrochemicals industry executives Steve Willis and Genevieve Hilton have written a novel set 50 years into the future that has a happy ending. They tell the Eco-Business podcast that the book is a pitch to carbon-intensive industries to try workable climate solutions.
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.
Smoke from burning land in Indonesia
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.
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