With clean energy projects experiencing delays due to the coronavirus, developing economies in the region should scale up local manufacturing and employment, said the Asian Development Bank's energy sector chief.
The Covid-19 pandemic will threaten the employment of 52 million workers in China, while the rest of the region must brace itself for about 16 million job cuts if the outbreak goes on until September, the Asian Development Bank warned.
The Malolos-Clark Railway Project spells hope for long-suffering Filipino commuters in Metro Manila and its suburbs. Expected to be ready in 2022, it could benefit 342,000 passengers per day and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60,000 tonnes a year.
Jessica Cheam –
Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, and this requires a deep understanding of sustainability issues.
Pratima Divgi –
As businesses in Asia grapple with the economic impact of Covid-19, companies focused on disclosing and managing ESG issues are better equipped to weather the disruptions and prepare for future risks.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.