Asia Pacific News

China coal plants - Greenpeace
While Asia Pacific utilities have expanded their renewables capacity in the last decade, all except those in Australia grew their coal capacity over the same period, pointing to the need to step up early coal retirement, finds a new study.
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As extreme heat events become more frequent, Asian cities are under pressure to protect their most vulnerable citizens.
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Amid increasing stakeholder expectations for updated diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies, a guide tailored to Malaysia's context has been launched to help corporate leaders deal with issues of fair treatment at the workplace.
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Concessions for monoculture plantations are the biggest threat to natural forests, according to new data presented in this year’s State of Malaysian Rainforests report by Rimbawatch.
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Asia Pacific Opinion

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India is behind in handling intimate partner violence. Getting on top of the problem requires reform in law, health policy and changing attitudes.
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Australia’s gas future must involve energy security and climate security. The new government strategy fails to strike this balance.
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Achieving the COP28 aim of tripling renewable capacity will require cooperation between the private and public sectors.
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Asia Pacific Videos

Jack Johnson and Jessica Cheam
Exclusive Jack Johnson says yes, but it is a long road ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask the American singer-songwriter and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador about his hopes for the state of the world and how music plays a role in providing a dose of optimism in dark times.
EB NVPC Corporate Purpose Video
EB Studio Amid fresh debates about what corporate purpose should be, there is mounting evidence that corporate purpose leads to stronger brand reputation, better talent attraction and more resilience, leading to improved financial performance.
'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
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EB Studio Asia's green transition pathways need to be socially inclusive given huge differences in economic development across the region, says experts at the Boston Consulting Group. State-owned enterprises have an "outsized" role to play, they add.
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Asia Pacific Podcasts

Sea orchards developed on decommissioned oil platforms
Former petrochemicals industry executives Steve Willis and Genevieve Hilton have written a novel set 50 years into the future that has a happy ending. They tell the Eco-Business podcast that the book is a pitch to carbon-intensive industries to try workable climate solutions.
EB Podcast climate insurance
Asia lags the world in natural catastrophe protection. Part of the problem could be counting extreme weather losses only after they happen, industry insiders tell the Eco-Business podcast.
The EB Podcast Petronas COP28
The oil and gas sector needs to cut operational emissions faster, Charlotte Wolff-Bye tells the Eco-Business podcast. But slashing fuel output won’t do for the Asian supplier, and it welcomes respectful debate at the climate summit.
Smoke from burning land in Indonesia
EB Studio Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
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