Singapore News

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EB Studio With Asean contributing to roughly 25 per cent of waste worldwide, innovative tech solutions could help to manage waste and prevent refuse from contaminating the environment. While more climate tech start-ups are eager to drive change, many still lack support, exposure, and a platform to grow.
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The region leads the world in the growth of solar and wind certificate issuances. Such deals are helping developers secure funding and take off in nascent markets, amid accusation that companies buying RECs inflate their green claims.
CSOs outlook 2024
Asia’s sustainability heads foresee some relief from reporting burdens this year, but articulating the financial value of social, biodiversity and climate-related impacts, engaging suppliers and staying ahead of regulations will keep them busy.
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The budget airline's CSO Yap Mun Ching also believes that sustainable aviation fuel is "not the panacea to decarbonisation" for the air travel sector.
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Singapore Opinion

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The decision by many Asian countries to embrace gas in their transition financing frameworks may lock the region into a high-emissions future. Only Singapore and Thailand's taxonomies require gas producers to lower emissions.
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Four Asean member countries have taken an important first step towards the vision of a regional power grid. The next step is to look for lessons learned and improve collaboration, leveraging the experience of the public and private sector.
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A coordinated approach both regionally and globally is needed to ensure a just energy transition in Southeast Asia that stimulates economic growth.
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The task of decarbonising Asia Pacific economies may seem daunting, but climate-related investment tools can help governments and industries navigate the transition.
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Singapore Videos

'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
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EB Studio Asia's green transition pathways need to be socially inclusive given huge differences in economic development across the region, says experts at the Boston Consulting Group. State-owned enterprises have an "outsized" role to play, they add.
The Green Mortician is Singapore's first water cremation service
The Green Mortician is the city-state's first water cremation service, which has a small carbon footprint compared to traditional funeral options.
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Watch: Singapore researchers are trying to give banana skins and coconut husks a new lease of life in water purification kits that can be used in disaster situations. They could one day also be used in the manufacture of batteries.
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Singapore Podcasts

"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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EB Studio Plant-based milks have grown in popularity in recent years, driven by a combination of health, environmental and practical concerns. Nutritionists on the Eco-Business podcast, produced in association with Kerry, weigh the pros and cons of non-dairy milk.
Action against greenwashing in Asia
Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
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