A new database by non-profit RimbaWatch finds that if 70 prospective fossil fuel reserves are fully exploited in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, almost 10 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions will be released into the atmosphere.
The textiles and garments company, which supplies global brands such as Adidas, Uniqlo and The North Face, is only the second Indonesian firm to get its decarbonisation plan rubber-stamped by the Science Based Targets initiative.
The UN-backed net-zero target validator started removing firms with commitments that did not make the grade early last year. Of 173 companies dropped from its list, Eco-Business found that 49 were based in Asia Pacific. Why is it so hard for firms to get science-based targets approved?
From supply chain decarbonisation to evolving trade regulations, here are a few of the things that got under the skin of Asia's corporate sustainability leaders in a year that geopolitics complicated climate ambition in the boardroom.