Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in deforestation and peat degradation. To make sustainable palm oil a reality, an industry is searching for ways to steer these farmers towards more responsible practices.
Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation is opening itself to unprecedented scrutiny with Crosscheck, a new transparency tool that allows the public to trace palm oil down to the mill level, and inspect its supply chain for environmental violations and risks.
Scott Wayne and Cynthia Castillejos-PetalcorinDonghyun Park –
As global tourism booms, is it becoming a victim of its own success? Not if it takes these five steps along a sustainable development path, write ADB experts Donghyun Park and Cynthia Castillejos-Petalcorin and SW Associates' Scott Wayne.
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Malaysia is well-positioned to transition to a renewable energy economy, with new leaders that are building on the success of existing small-scale energy systems emerging at the grassroots, writes Global Greens ambassador Christine Milne.
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Malaysia's 2019 budget included promises to protect the tropical Southeast Asian country's rich natural heritage. But more needs to be done to address declining biodiversity—it's a matter of national security, writes WWF Malaysia's conservation director Dr Henry Chan.
Despite progress over the last few years, eliminating poverty remains a distant goal for many countries. Improving state capacity is key to tackling the world's first Sustainable Development Goal, write experts.
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Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
On November 1st 2017, The Economist held its first Sustainability Summit Asia at the Sunway ResortHotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur.Discussing sustainability in the Asian context is becoming increasingly urgent ...