The Asian Development Bank has pledged to elevate climate financing by US$20 billion to US$100 billion by 2030. But the UN's António Guterres said that "much more is needed" as development banks have a crucial role to play in the world's low-carbon transition.
Sustainability disclosure is now the top of the agenda for the world’s largest investors, companies and regulators in almost every major market. Despite that, overall disclosure is “still lacking” according to climate-risk task force.
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The newly-issued guidelines are seen as highly influential in pushing for much deeper environmental considerations in the planning and implementation of projects under the Belt and Road Initiative
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The South Korean government has decided to pursue a more aggressive greenhouse gas emission target by 2030. It should now push for more collaboration with other Asian countries to fulfil its promises, writes Dr Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute.
With the urgency of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, governments and multilateral lenders must end public financing for fossil fuels and increase their support for renewables as soon as possible. This year's United Nations climate-change conference offers the perfect opportunity to lock in such commitments.
Bumper profits and hefty price-tags do not equate to athleisure brand, Lululemon's, social mission and core sustainability considerations. Lululemon should find the time to realign itself with its supposed socially-oriented values.
A new generation of tycoons amassing wealth in the clean energy boom as the planet’s climate crisis accelerates. While facilitating a shift towards to more sustainable planet, some rank poorly for human rights and resource use.
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Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
Are "green finance" and climate change gaining traction in the Asian financial sector? We reviewed the practices of 88 leading financial institutions across Asia-Pacific to find out. We discovered growing …