The coronavirus is putting nations' clean energy commitments to the test. In the face of unprecedented strain on healthcare and a looming recession, can governments ensure renewables keep the wind in their sails?
Southeast Asia's wind hero is fast falling from grace as the deadline of its wind power support scheme looms. Unless Vietnam acts now, it risks losing investors and developers as well as more power outages and air pollution, experts say.
Under Vietnam’s proposed carbon for forest ecosystems services programme, the country’s 100 largest emitters, primarily cement manufacturers and coal-fired power plants, would pay forest communities and landowners to protect and expand forests.
Women have been at the forefront of the fight for human rights for centuries but till today, we don’t often hear their names in Asia. This International Women’s Day, Eco-Business celebrates the work of Asia’s unsung heroines.
Frances Eleanor Dunn and Stephen Darby –
Many of the world’s deltas are facing an existential crisis. Better management of river sediment is vital. For dams specifically, environmental risk assessments that fully cost the consequences for downstream regions are required.
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
Medilyn Manibo –
The Rockefeller Foundation is looking for more cities willing to build economic, social and physical resilience amid a rapidly urbanising world. Submission of applications for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge ends on September 10.