Asia Tenggara 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.
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.
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The budget airline's CSO Yap Mun Ching also believes that sustainable aviation fuel is "not the panacea to decarbonisation" for the air travel sector.
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Courage is contagious, says the convenor of Youth for Climate Hope, who traces how the struggle against fossil fuels in her hometown of Negros Occidental has come "full circle", with young people now at the forefront of the movement.
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Asia Tenggara 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 Tenggara Video

The Green Mortician is Singapore's first water cremation service
The Green Mortician is the city-state's first water cremation service, which has a small carbon footprint compared to traditional funeral options.
Andie Ang Q&A
Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled.
Gaurav Sant
Gaurav Sant, founder of startup SeaChange, tells Eco-Business about a technology he hopes will give the world's oceans the capacity to absorb additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Crowds descended on a beach at low tide again on Chinese New Year, despite intense media coverage of a similar occurrence in June last year.
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Asia Tenggara 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.
EB podcast gender energy
In a region where large hydro projects and expanding biofuel plantations coincide with an upcoming coal phaseout, a laissez-faire approach could worsen existing inequalities and mar the success of a clean energy buildout.
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