Half the projects being planned, that overlap with important conservation areas, are in India, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. Researchers say there is already enough degraded land to support the world’s energy transition.
A surge in carbon emissions and failure to comply with hazardous waste policies are hindering Asia's progress towards the sustainable development goals, says a UN report. The degradation of its environmental resources is 'alarming', says lead author.
Indonesia’s trade ministry has stopped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal and sustainably managed sources. This could open the door to more illegal logging, experts warn.
Edible cups made from seaweed. Shopping bags from cassava starch. Food containers from sugarcane fiber. These are some of the bioplastic alternatives being tried out in Indonesia, the world’s No. 2 producer of seaweed.
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Following in the footsteps of the European and US markets, green finance across Asia has taken off in the last five years. How has sustainable finance evolved across the region?
Forests have changed dramatically since 2010, and so have global policies, technology and environmental leadership governing them. In this new blog from World Resources Institute’s experts, they reflect on the major turning points that have happened for forests, and project the trends forward to the next decade and beyond.
Understanding the source of emissions is integral to understanding and enabling further progress towards curbing emissions in Indonesia. Climate Watch Indonesia shares their findings to help the country meet their emission reduction goals.
To combat the fires in Indonesia and worsening haze, a Singaporean-based blockchain development company has launched the Global Ledger initiative to develop a coordinated regional and global response to such catastrophes.
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.