Laos News

Asean Exchanges CEOs
Ten new governance metrics have been added to previously published sets of environment and social metrics, which together are aimed at encouraging more consistent disclosure of ESG information.
Indonesia stands out among tropical countries for reducing deforestation, the main driver of which is now mining. Image: IndoMet in the Heart of Borneo, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Flickr.
Indonesia leads the world for decelerating deforestation in the tropics, according to satellite data from Global Forest Watch, while Laos and the Philippines saw Southeast Asia's biggest spikes in primary forest loss last year.
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EB Studio Given the uncertainty and public scepticism surrounding the impact of carbon credits, experts say a “course correction” is needed for VCMs. This special report looks at how the region can build more trusted and effective carbon markets.
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The former chief risk officer of Malaysia’s national utilities firm, Tenaga Nasional, will lead the company’s newly established sustainability division.
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Laos Opinion

Peace with Nature Singapore
Founder and managing director Jessica Cheam investigates the relationship between business and our natural world, and shares about the genesis of Eco-Business in this book chapter contribution to 'Peace and Nature', a book compilation of 50 essays and edited by Professor Tommy Koh, Lye Lin Heng and Shawn Lum launched in Singapore recently.
Despite Thailand’s energy surplus, the country continues to support environmentally damaging hydropower in Laos, revealing just how removed financers are from the impacts of their investments.
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The G7’s proposal for a new climate club may fall short if its creators fail to separate geopolitical concerns from pressing environmental ones.
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In Asean, there is no general regional agreement securing environmental rights and obligations but the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution is an example of a sectoral achievement.
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Laos Videos

renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
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Laos Podcasts

Coal power plant Laos 2021
Laos has announced the construction of two new coal plants for this year, despite growing evidence that coal power comes with significant financial risk. What is holding back the country from tapping its rich clean energy resources instead?
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