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Cambridge University to divest from fossil fuels, as momentum to decarbonise grows among world's top colleges

Cambridge University to divest from fossil fuels, as momentum to decarbonise grows among world's top colleges

Universities in the Asia Pacific have been slower to divest despite calls by student groups, but more are making net zero-emission pledges.

Running out of excuses: Where does Southeast Asia's energy transition stand in 2020?

Running out of excuses: Where does Southeast Asia's energy transition stand in 2020?

As renewables success stories keep emerging from Southeast Asia, countries in the world's most climate-vulnerable region have little excuse for not having a working clean energy market. There are plenty of neighbours to learn from.

Cell-based seafood firm Shiok Meats raises US$12.6m in Series A funding

Cell-based seafood firm Shiok Meats raises US$12.6m in Series A funding

The news, which follows Green Monday Holdings’ US$70 million fundraising announcement last week, shows investors’ appetite for alternative proteins remains strong.

Can Asean balance growth and sustainability in post-Covid infrastructure development?

Can Asean balance growth and sustainability in post-Covid infrastructure development?

Southeast Asia's economic stimulus packages have made barely any mention of building back greener. What will it take to push the region towards low-carbon infrastructure, and where will the money come from the finance it?

India can stop palm oil deforestation in Southeast Asia

India can stop palm oil deforestation in Southeast Asia

As the biggest consumer of palm oil, India can take a lead in demanding ethical production that can stop deforestation in Southeast Asia and reduce air pollution.

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich top index of world's smartest cities

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich top index of world's smartest cities

The new ranking comes amid growing debate over the future of urban design for a post-Covid era.

Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?

Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?

Absolute temperatures are expected to rise more slowly in the tropics than in higher latitudes and polar regions, but the combination of heat and rising humidity will make life more challenging.

Janet Neo to lead sustainability at Lazada

Janet Neo to lead sustainability at Lazada

The former Fuji Xerox and Heineken sustainability executive joins an e-commerce firm on a mission to sell to 300 million customers by 2030.

Are 'flights to nowhere' a necessary environmental cost to save the aviation industry?

Are 'flights to nowhere' a necessary environmental cost to save the aviation industry?

Singapore Airlines is the latest Asian carrier to consider no-destination flights to give ailing revenues a lift. Environmentalists and community groups say there are more sustainable ways to save the airline industry.

Asean's road to a green economic recovery

Asean's road to a green economic recovery

Faced with a grim economic outlook, how can Asean member states include the clean energy transition in their Covid-19 recovery plan?

Policies for building back better are ‘a matter of political will’: UN chief economist

Policies for building back better are ‘a matter of political will’: UN chief economist

Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general Elliott Harris.

Researchers use pineapple leaves to extend shelf life of fruits and vegetables

Researchers use pineapple leaves to extend shelf life of fruits and vegetables

The non-toxic, biodegradable aerogel derived from pineapple leaves can also treat wastewater, absorb oil, and insulate heat and noise, say scientists from the National University of Singapore.

The next risk challenge: Environmental Risk

The next risk challenge: Environmental Risk

Asian regulators are broadening the scope of focus beyond climate risk. How prepared are Singapore's financial institutions in response to the latest MAS consultation on environment risk management guidelines?

Eat an orange and save an old lithium-ion battery

Eat an orange and save an old lithium-ion battery

You could reclaim a lithium-ion battery with help from orange peel and juice—or make fuel directly from sunlight and air.

Big data can help cities clean the air their citizens breathe. Here's how.

Big data can help cities clean the air their citizens breathe. Here's how.

From real-time traffic information to temperature and wind direction, fusing data from various sources can reveal valuable insights that help cities make informed decisions designed to cut air pollution and emissions.

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