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‘If you make it, we will buy it’: governments are asking for ‘greener’ steel and concrete to build green cities

‘If you make it, we will buy it’: governments are asking for ‘greener’ steel and concrete to build green cities

Buildings were back on the agenda at the recently-concluded COP26 summit. Developed nations say they will use their purchasing power to stoke demand for low-carbon building materials and accelerate the sector’s transition to net-zero.

Should Southeast Asia return to 'native' packaging to tackle the plastic crisis?

Should Southeast Asia return to 'native' packaging to tackle the plastic crisis?

Solutions to mounting plastic waste in the archipelago require careful consideration of the local context, or they may not work. Should the future of packaging in Southeast Asia take cues from the past, and revert to 'native' packaging?

Google to help fashion brands map ESG supply chain risks

Google to help fashion brands map ESG supply chain risks

With little or no visibility on the environmental impact of the materials used for garments and shoes, brands are counting on open-sourced data compiled by the tech giant to shed light on murky supply chains.

How will the world’s biggest solar project work?

How will the world’s biggest solar project work?

Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of Sun Cable about, what might be, the most ambitious renewable project in history involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and a 3,800km stretch of cable running from Darwin to Singapore.

How vulnerable are Asian firms to extreme weather?

How vulnerable are Asian firms to extreme weather?

Wild fires, flooding, droughts, rising sea levels, and typhoons are a growing risk for businesses in Asia Pacific, the world's most climate-vulnerable region. But how well prepared are Asian companies to weather the coming storms?

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