People exposed to a 3D simulation of a devastating super-typhoon that submerged Hong Kong were unlikely to see climate change as a risk or make planet-conscious lifestyle changes. This was particularly true for climate sceptics and people who already lead eco-conscious lives.
Online commentators said the event was “disappointing” and noted it generated more waste instead. About 2,000 paper and plastic cups, which were collected back from patrons, will feature in upcoming exhibitions.
Investments into adaptation will fall short of what is needed if it is only reliant on governments and multilateral organisations. There is a clear business case for the private sector to step up.
Neo Gim Huay
The city-state is asking residents if it should hit net-zero emissions “by” 2050 instead of “around” 2050. The move lacks urgency shown in the country’s climate action since 2019, and people don’t have enough data to give informed replies.
Southeast Asian countries should carefully weigh the economic and environmental impacts of unilateral climate policies like the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
Mirza Sadaqat Huda
Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled.
Do children ask the toughest questions? This World Oceans Day, we get renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, to field questions from curious kids on the mysteries of the deep.
In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.
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.
GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.