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16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Many regions of the world continue to suffer untold horrors as a result of armed conflict or other forms of violence that occur within societies and at the domestic level. Advances in promoting the rule of law and access to justice are uneven. However, progress is being made in regulations to promote public access to information, albeit slowly, and in strengthening institutions upholding human rights at the national level.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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Berita

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Grants will cover 30 per cent of the costs incurred by large companies that will begin mandatory ISSB-aligned reporting from 2027. Smaller firms looking to prepare their first sustainability report will also be eligible for funding support.
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China’s energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased 5.2 per cent in 2023, meaning a record fall of 4 to 6 per cent is needed by 2025 to meet the government’s “carbon intensity” target.
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A UK jobs programme for Nepali nurses is fuelling concern about an exodus of medical staff lured by better pay in rich countries.
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Orders targeting pro-farmer accounts on platform formerly known as Twitter raise concerns about social media curbs before the vote.
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Opini

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By maintaining energy subsidies initially designed as temporary measures, we risk perpetuating our dependence on fossil fuels.
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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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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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Unlike war, environmental impacts are not accepted as a reason to seek asylum under international law. But this could change as Australia’s climate visa for citizens of small-island state Tuvalu legalises the status of the climate migrant.
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Video

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The veteran journalist talks to Eco-Business about how his Emmy-nominated documentary depicts the lives of environmental crusaders in Asia's deadliest country for guardians of the seas and forests.
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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.
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Eco-Business releases the trailer for a documentary that traces the relationship between ecosystems in the North Pole and Asia, in the second edition of its flagship campaign on climate action, Changing Course.
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Studio EB About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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Podcasts

Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
Dr Athar Hussain SRM malaria podcast
Scientists in the Global South are studying how solar geoengineering could affect their communities. One team in Pakistan is focusing on malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that affects millions in tropical and sub-tropical countries yearly.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.
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