The London-headquartered bank's cancellation of its role as financial advisor for the 1,980-megawatt Vinh Tan 3 coal power plant in Vietnam marks the latest move by a major international lender to ease off on bankrolling the fossil fuel in Asia.
The detainment of 30 year-old Mongabay journalist Philip Jacobson on 21 January is the latest move by the Indonesian authorities to repress environmental activists and journalists, says human rights campaigners in the country.
Mansi Konar and Ussif Rashid Sumaila –
One in five fish caught in the central western Pacific, which includes the exclusive economic zones of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Cambodia, is illegally traded. Annual losses are estimated at US$6 to 10 billion.
Robin Hicks –
Though the media has finally caught on to the news value of sustainability stories, sustainability journalism is hurting. Communications executives are under growing pressure to deliver positive news, and outnumbered journalists feel overpowered by PR. How can both co-exist to advance societal goals?
University curriculum in Southeast Asian varsities generally creates silos between energy and climate. Imparting energy-climate knowledge to our youth is integral to transforming the present state into a low-carbon future.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Tim Daubach and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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 ...
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...