While reports show at least a 50 per cent decline in illegal wildlife trade activities in Southeast Asia in 2020, experts say traders have shifted from face-to-face interactions and increased their presence on online platforms.
Cutting down forests has major implications on climate goals. Primary forest loss last year jumped about 12 per cent from 2019, with Brazil having the highest deforestation rates, while Indonesia and Malaysia seeing some improvements.
Helena Wright and Anders Nordheim –
The world has to stop using coal if it is to avert dangerous heating. Asian banks have begun ditching the fossil fuel, but most lenders with coal policies in the region do currently not restrict corporate loans dished out to coal developers.
Yasuyuki Sawada –
The signing on 15 November 2020 of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement concluded 8 years of negotiations among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and New Zealand.
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …