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To meet its economic goals by the end of the decade, the country, rich in nickel ore resources, want to export more of the processed mineral to support global EV production. But the issue is a contentious one.
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As the Philippines caps off its celebration of Zero Waste month, environmentalists underscore how waste colonialism is not just about rich countries dumping their litter in developing Asian nations.
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New research shows that these three Southeast Asian nations are among the top 20 countries in the world with unused profitable hydropower potential. Strict environmental rules are, however, vital to unlocking this potential.
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The Manila-based think tank is transitioning to new leadership after the 13-year tenure of the veteran development campaigner Renato Redentor “Red” Constantino.
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Philippines Opinion

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Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, Jr began his administration by vowing to prioritise clean energy and curbing climate disasters. Eco-Business scrutinises these pledges and asks what he must address to stay true to them.
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The region has a specialty coffee industry that is booming. But profits from the highly-priced coffee drinks do not translate to increased incomes for growers. Government subsidies and better consumer awareness can help.
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COP27 put food on the menu, but family farmers need more support as they suffer most from climate change's impacts.
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Many ASEAN countries have adopted ambitious goals to cut their methane emissions but they might need to use diverse approaches to address the issue.
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Philippines Videos

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After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
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Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
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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?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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Philippines Podcasts

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EB Studio Covid-19 didn't kill events, but it did change them. Teymoor Nabili and Veemal Gungadin tell the Eco-Business Podcast how a pandemic transformed the way sustainability events are conceived and organised.
Greenwashing has become a growing problem
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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EB Studio As a landmark treaty is thrashed out to tackle plastic pollution, the Eco-Business Podcast debates whether the world is ready to pay a premium for packaging that doesn't damage the planet.
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