Gas and coal demand is up in South and Southeast Asia, as governments look to get people enough power for live-saving air-conditioning. Greener solutions come with steep price tags, and policy momentum is not guaranteed, experts say.
The firm can't just dictate that drivers go electric, says Sean Gabriel Villoria, who is leading a push for more islands across the Philippines to adopt the use of electric-powered tricycles. It also needs to help raise their incomes.
Watchdog representatives point to the multilateral lender’s wanting track record in ensuring that project-affected communities are adequately consulted when private sector players are involved. The ADB says that a traditional model of lending and grant-making is no longer sufficient to meet funding needs.
The areas most prone to sinking are megacities that house almost 20 per cent of the global urban population, and these areas are also the most heavily impacted by sea-level rise.
Southeast Asian countries deserve credit for their cooperative approach towards food security-related policies, a method that has proved effective in stabilising rice stocks and prices.
C. Peter Timmer
In Asean, there is no general regional agreement securing environmental rights and obligations but the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution is an example of a sectoral achievement.
Linda Yanti Sulistiawati
Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, Jr began his administration by vowing to prioritise clean energy and curbing climate disasters. Eco-Business scrutinises these pledges and asks what he must address to stay true to them.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez
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.
A coalition of scientists and environmentalists found “widespread economic impacts” for communities in the Philippine province, heightening calls for accountability from the sunken tanker reportedly chartered by a San Miguel Corp subsidiary.
Mining operations at Altai Philippines Mining Corporation have been suspended for now, after week-long protests from locals of Sibuyan Island in Romblon, who claimed the extraction of nickel ore will disrupt the island’s intact ecosystems.
Covid-19 didn't kill events, but it did change them. Teymoor Nabili and Veemal Gungadin tell the Eco-Business Podcast how a pandemic transformed the way sustainability events are conceived and organised.
Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.