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With heatwaves roasting cities, chief heat officers try to protect people from temperatures so high 'the body can't cool down'.
An artist's impression of the Tuas Nexus integrated waste and water treatment facility, the first of its kind in the world.
The Tuas Nexus plant promises to cut the carbon footprint of waste and water treatment and boost recycling rates. The delay could affect plans to cut food waste and puts pressure on Singapore's ageing incinerators as domestic waste volumes continue to rise, industry watchers say.
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Bioengineering techniques were used to stabilise exposed slopes in Himachal Pradesh as part of a flagship government programme to provide reliable all-weather connectivity.
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A levy on carbon majors is being pushed by green groups as one of the sources to operationalise the loss and damage fund in ongoing board meetings leading up to COP29.
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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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Most informal settlements, commonly known as "slums", are located in tropical Asia and Africa, where residents have limited data and options to adapt to growing heat-related health risks.
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Just as shared rules enabled the development of the world's most popular sport, football, a single set of sustainable finance guidelines would accelerate progress in the fight against climate change.
Iloilo blackout.
The Philippines may have boosted its renewables capacity, won a seat on a global climate finance fund, and operationalised a law to curb plastic pollution. But are these measures enough to ramp up the archipelago's low-carbon ambitions?

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How to salvage COP28

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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.
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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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.
Juice Media parody ad mocking government inaction on climate change
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
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#adaptation Podcasts

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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
"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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What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
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