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Naomi Clark-Shen studying a ray
There are scientists who get numb to their subjects, but marine conservationist and PhD student Naomi Clark-Shen has never got used to the sight of unborn baby sharks. The avid wrestling, mapo tofu and Marilyn Manson fan shares a typical day in her working life.
Bangui wind farm, Philippines
Experts say there’s a clear market signal, but warned that renewables still need to prove their reliability with grid operators wary of intermittency issues. Governments also need to step in to manage the transition.
An offshore wind farm in Taiwan
The region will need to spend the equivalent of half of the GDP of Japan every year on low-carbon infrastructure, to avoid the unthinkable consequences of climate change, according to McKinsey.
A Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Bugok, South Korea
Sponsored Gas turbines are getting an upgrade. Turbine makers want to make them more compatible with hydrogen fuel, which is being touted as cleaner than natural gas.
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Asia Pacific Opinion

South Korea Starbucks cafe
Covid-19 has led to an abrupt collapse of waste management chains globally. Countries like South Korea, which are facing the problem of excess waste, need to evaluate their waste management systems.
solar sharing farmers
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
airplanes grounded
There has been notable progress in curbing the supply of fossil fuels, but demand-side measures are lacking and the post COVID-19 recovery is looking like business-as-usual. That must be fixed to avoid climate disruption.
Midtown skyline looking east, New York City Manhattan
The ESG movement has largely focused on publicly-traded companies, but private firms, which hire more people and make more money, aren't getting the same attention. Consortiums can be formed to ensure that private organisations also advance their sustainability efforts.
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Asia Pacific Videos

SP Group, My Carbon Footprint
Sponsored 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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Sponsored Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
A green iguana
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.
lady in singapore carrying plastic bags
Sponsored Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
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Asia Pacific Podcasts

Taboo subjects
Civic groups charge that an anti-foreign interference bill will muzzle civil society. How can activists safely advocate for human rights? Eco-Business asked Vanessa Ho from Project X and Fair Finance Asia's Bernadette Victorio.
COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
EB Podcast with Elena Philipova, director of sustainable finance, Refinitiv
It is no longer business as usual when it comes to how we tackle climate change and rising global temperatures. Eco-Business speaks to Elena Philipova of Refinitiv about how data can ensure countries and businesses are delivering on pledges to decarbonise.
Can electronic dance music drive climate action?
When sweaty revellers are cutting shapes on the dance floor, can they be inspired to think about climate change? Dilo and Robin Perkins from DJs For Climate Action tell the Eco-Business Podcast how dance music can drive climate action.
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