Despite growing global pressure, the East Asian nation is considering allowing itself some leeway to keep investing in coal power overseas, one month after it pledged to end state funding for the fossil fuel.
The Indonesian ride-hailing app also wants to cut waste and protect its vulnerable drivers from economic shocks like the Covid-19 outbreak. Gojek's sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells Eco-Business that its targets are ambitious but not impossible to achieve.
As the world seeks solutions to global climate change, tree planting campaigns have become increasingly popular. But how strong is the evidence for their effectiveness? To find out, Mongabay conducted a review of scientific literature.
Erin Billman –
Nature and climate are facing crises, and business has a key role to play. The Science Based Targets Network enables companies and cities to play a vital role in creating an equitable, nature positive, net-zero future using science-based targets.
Ying Staton –
Negative coverage of plastic recycling has been growing. Lack of infrastructure means there is a big difference between what plastic is recyclable and what is actually recycled. Critics argue we should switch to alternatives and make polluters pay — is this the answer?
Roan du Feu –
Investors are wary of palm oil due to its social and environmental ills. But given the lack of viable alternatives and the possibility of sustainable production, investors may wish to view certified palm oil in a different light.
Other than to have mercy on soon-to-be-unemployed nuclear engineers, there is not a single reason why Southeast Asia shouldn't leapfrog nuclear energy. Dangerous and expensive, the technology simply isn't worth the hassle.
This International Women's Day, tobacco industry watchdog Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance calls on governments to support women cigarette factory workers to transition to alternative jobs, and tobacco companies to stop marketing their products to women.
Robin Hicks –
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
After a decade-long slumber, carbon offsetting is once again entering the mainstream. Driven by net-zero pledges from corporates, government commitments, and consumer demand, green projects that remove or avoid the …
Nature already mitigates a significant portion of man-made GHG emissions; approximately a quarter of these emissions are absorbed by trees, plants, and soil, while another quarter is absorbed into marine …
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 capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …
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 …