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India's tribal farmers tap solar irrigation to cut migration

India's tribal farmers tap solar irrigation to cut migration

Using renewable energy to water crops, poor rice farmers are growing vegetables to feed their families and earn an income.

Upgrade of Indonesian palm oil certification falls short, groups say

Upgrade of Indonesian palm oil certification falls short, groups say

The Indonesian government’s planned update to its palm oil sustainability certification programme does not do enough to protect Indigenous communities from land grabs or prevent the destruction of forests, find observers.

Covid-hit Hilton Worldwide retrenches Asia Pacific sustainability head

Covid-hit Hilton Worldwide retrenches Asia Pacific sustainability head

Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's biggest hotel chains, has parted ways with its Asia Pacific head of sustainability as the company responds to the brutal impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the hospitality industry.

Bungled Jakarta–Bandung high-speed rail line causes chaos

Bungled Jakarta–Bandung high-speed rail line causes chaos

The line was set to open last year but disregard for the environment has plagued construction, resulting in delays.

Flood risk for 1 million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed

Flood risk for 1 million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed

Phnom Penh residents face increased flooding, displacement and loss of livelihoods as wetlands are filled in.

Trade barriers are slowing action on plastic pollution. Here’s how to fix that.

Trade barriers are slowing action on plastic pollution. Here’s how to fix that.

With cross-border frictions preventing economies of scale in tackling plastic pollution, facilitating trade can help the world reduce, re-use and recycle. This calls for better collaboration between governments and firms.

Tackling information disorder is critical for transboundary water cooperation in South Asia

Tackling information disorder is critical for transboundary water cooperation in South Asia

Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact longstanding cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.

South Korea proposes ban on overseas coal financing

South Korea proposes ban on overseas coal financing

The new legislation would prohibit public firms from pouring money into coal overseas. It could see a planned project in Vietnam fall over, but with the deal about to be sealed, the window of opportunity is closing fast.