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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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