China News

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As city-state shuns heavy regulation and works with Big Tech to build AI tools, some say it could become too reliant on tech firms.
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The collapse of a road tunnel in November 2023 made global headlines, but it is only one of many tunnel-related disasters in the Himalayan region.
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It is looking ever more likely that Donald Trump will be the next US President. How worried should Asia be about the impact of Trump 2.0 on the climate, human rights and the energy transition?
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As the fifth largest aquaculture producer globally, Bangladesh's fish farmers face escalating challenges from climate-related events, underscoring an urgent need for climate information services to mitigate fish losses.
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China Opinion

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The United States' decision to pause permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities does not threaten Asia’s energy security or decarbonisation goals.
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Climate change is not some distant menace; its effects are already being felt worldwide, especially in climate-vulnerable developing economies.
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When half the global population is treated as an afterthought, research is less accurate, policy is less effective, and welfare is diminished.
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Neglecting to address the mining industry’s human rights violations and environmental destruction could undermine the bloc’s efforts to ensure access to raw materials and to mitigate climate change.
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China Videos

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On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
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EB Studio What makes cooling such a hot topic when it comes to climate change? This year's #Innovate4Climate summit will look at the problem and potential of sustainable cooling.
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There are large financial and environmental benefits from reducing waste, says a recent report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
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China Podcasts

"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
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Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
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EB Studio The built environment's sprawling carbon footprint can be reined in by giving old buildings a 'climate makeover' as cities grow. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to Vinod Jethani about the benefits and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
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