Bangladesh’s rice farmers tap underground ‘reservoirs’

Bangladesh’s rice farmers tap underground ‘reservoirs’

Bangladesh farmers rely on a natural underground water storage system for agriculture, with the pumped groundwater regularly replenished during the monsoon season.

Why did drought-hit communities vote against Chile’s ‘ecological’ constitution?

Why did drought-hit communities vote against Chile’s ‘ecological’ constitution?

In the face of misinformation campaigns, voters in one of Chile’s most arid regions said ‘no’ to the new constitution, despite its proposals to enshrine water rights.

In Myanmar's rebel strongholds, internet can mean life or death

In Myanmar's rebel strongholds, internet can mean life or death

Internet shutdowns have become a staple of Myanmar's junta since it seized power last year, with UN human rights experts saying access to online information is 'a matter of life and death' for those fleeing attacks by the military.

South Asia's poorest city dwellers bear brunt of worsening floods

South Asia's poorest city dwellers bear brunt of worsening floods

Flooding from Pakistan's Karachi to India's Bengaluru highlights the lack of preparedness for extreme weather fueled by climate change.

Making ESG the blueprint to better business

Making ESG the blueprint to better business

Following a year of explosive growth in ESG funds that observers say had coincided with a bull market, investors and portfolio managers are now facing a lull as interest in such funds see a sharp slowdown in the first half of 2022.

Less than 50 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild, new survey concludes

Less than 50 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild, new survey concludes

The official population estimate for Sumatran rhinos has for years been pegged at “fewer than 80,” but a new estimate compiled by the IUCN and TRAFFIC concludes the number is more likely between 34 and 47.

Sustainability consultancy Robertsbridge hires Tham Kok Wing to run Singapore office

Sustainability consultancy Robertsbridge hires Tham Kok Wing to run Singapore office

Tham moves to Robertsbridge after four and half years with Singapore Environment Council.

India ‘must toughen goals’ to achieve zero emissions: study

India ‘must toughen goals’ to achieve zero emissions: study

India has committed to generating 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030. Solar, wind and hydropower combined with batteries are the future, but researchers say more ambitious goals are needed.

The populist climate threat

The populist climate threat

There are multiple reasons why climate action is an appealing target for aspiring and incumbent authoritarians, but none has anything to do with the climate itself. Citizens must get wise to this new threat of reactionary populism.

Lending forests a voice with primatologist Andie Ang

Lending forests a voice with primatologist Andie Ang

Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled.

Philippines raises minimum renewable energy capacity to 2.5% in power mix

Philippines raises minimum renewable energy capacity to 2.5% in power mix

The government announced an increase on the minimum amount of renewable energy supplied to investors and end-users from 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent, in a bid to ramp up the country’s goal to reach 35 per cent clean energy by 2030.

How can a well-defined corporate purpose be a force for good?

How can a well-defined corporate purpose be a force for good?

Purpose-driven companies create business and stakeholder value and their actions provide positive and long-lasting impact for people and the planet.