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Dear readers,

We concluded our 2019 edition of Unlocking capital for sustainability in partnership with UN Environment with great success last week, convening thought leaders and the finance industry to have a robust discussion about how to advance sustainable finance in Asia Pacific. It was also widely covered by national media. View photos from the event here.

With world leaders and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres declaring climate change as the biggest challenge of the century at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, the forum was a critical look at how we can channel our capital markets to projects that will deliver the outcomes we need.

The event was held in the run-up to the Third Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific held by UN Environment and the Singapore government, which saw 38 ministers from the region come together to discuss innovative solutions for environmental challenges, and sustainable consumption and production. Here's what happened.

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Jessica Cheam

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Can Asia unlock the capital needed to tackle climate change?

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With about a decade to dramatically cut emissions, can Asia mobilise the capital needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change? The Unlocking Capital for Sustainability event in Singapore shone a light on the path to decarbonisation.

Major brands in Singapore commit to wiping out single-use plastic

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E-waste is now the fastest growing waste stream in the world, and a global reboot in the way humans produce and use electronic devices is urgently needed, says a new United Nations study.

Can Singapore really be a zero waste nation?

Can Singapore really be a zero waste nation?

Singapore has just declared 2019 the Year of Zero Waste. But with a waste strategy built around incineration, this is an impossible dream. The city should be building recycling plants instead.

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