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In the race to net zero, which sustainability solutions are most needed?

In the race to net zero, which sustainability solutions are most needed?

In its fourth edition, The Liveability Challenge scours the world for the most innovative sustainability solutions to humanity’s biggest challenge—climate change.

How to rebuild the plastic circular economy in 2021?

How to rebuild the plastic circular economy in 2021?

2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

The latest entrant to Singapore's EV charging scene is offering a bundled deal to condominiums and commercial buildings. Such schemes have the potential to take off in other Southeast Asian cities, an expert says.

Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership

Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership

We've just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. If governments want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, they must address a fundamental issue: plans to expand oil and gas extraction.

Plant-based Bambara milk could launch in Singapore in Q2 of 2021

Plant-based Bambara milk could launch in Singapore in Q2 of 2021

A product of food tech firm NamZ, the plant-based drink is made from the Bambara groundnut, a hardy legume that has the potential to improve the lives of tropical smallholder farmers.

Singapore shipping company guilty of illegally dumping waste oil in US waters

Singapore shipping company guilty of illegally dumping waste oil in US waters

Pacific International Lines faces a fine of US$3 million and imprisonment for the engineers responsible for an act known as bilge dumping. It is the second Singapore shipping company to be charged for the pollution offence in two months.

Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals

Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals

Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do.

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’?

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’?

After a year disrupted by Covid-19, big emitters like the United States, India and China have yet to update their 'nationally determined contributions' in the United Nations' official registry.

In the Covid era, circularity can be a new frontier as well as a desert: TRIA chief Ng Pei Kang

In the Covid era, circularity can be a new frontier as well as a desert: TRIA chief Ng Pei Kang

Sustainable food packaging entrepreneur Ng Pei Kang talks to Eco-Business about the highs and lows of being in the circular economy business amid a pandemic.

Five facts about unsustainable waste management in Singapore

Five facts about unsustainable waste management in Singapore

Increased government and corporate accountability, including the full implementation of the EPR law and more investment into upcycling innovations, are equally critical to create a more sustainable waste management ecosystem in Singapore.

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

While banks in Southeast Asia have made some progress on sustainable finance, their portfolios are still vulnerable to deforestation and biodiversity risks, a report from WWF has found.

Singapore law firm launches sustainability practice

Singapore law firm launches sustainability practice

With finance and investment firms in Asia gradually shifting towards sustainability, it's important to stay ahead of ESG compliance, say lawyers at Rajah & Tann.

Mono-material packaging: A recycler’s wish

Mono-material packaging: A recycler’s wish

Recycling closes the loop for a circular economy, but the more complicated the packaging design, the lower the chance of it being recycled. Could mono-material packaging be the answer to this problem?

WWF sustainable finance VP Helena Wright joins FAIRR

WWF sustainable finance VP Helena Wright joins FAIRR

Wright will lead policy for a sustainable finance initiative that raises awareness of the risks and opportunities in the food sector.

From ruptures to fault lines: tracing the global impact of Covid-19 on migrants and rural development

From ruptures to fault lines: tracing the global impact of Covid-19 on migrants and rural development

Migrants are the quintessential global citizens, leaving their places of birth and moving across borders in search of new livelihoods; but ruptures caused by Covid-19 have exposed major fault lines in the system of global movement.

Eco-Business' 10 most-read stories of 2020

Eco-Business' 10 most-read stories of 2020

The sustainability of face masks, migrant workers' cramped quarters, and the reinvention of jobs—these were some of the themes related to Covid-19 that drew readers this year as the virus evolved into more than a public health issue.

Moving the capital markets: BlackRock's approach to ESG

Moving the capital markets: BlackRock's approach to ESG

The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director about what this means, and how companies are responding...

8 brands called out for greenwashing in 2020

8 brands called out for greenwashing in 2020

From misleading claims of products made from ocean plastic to using children to promote natural gas, the year of Covid-19 prompted companies to jump on the woke bandwagon. Which brands were called out for piggy-backing green issues in 2020?

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