More money is flowing into green, sustainable finance. But Asian companies are behind the curve in terms of receiving it, according to a panel during the CNA Leadership summit. Better governance is needed.
Southeast Asia is establishing a green finance rulebook to bring greater accountability to sustainable investments. Balancing the needs of countries that have different ambitions to cut carbon emissions will be a major test.
Bingxun Seng and Mohak Mangal –
The post-pandemic era could see circular business models take off in Asia. But strong government support and public awareness campaigns are needed to get companies on board.
John Sayer, director, Carbon Care Asia –
By taking the initiative to create a common language for all financial institutions in ASEAN, Singapore is asserting its ambition to become the green finance hub of Asia.
Rhett A. Butler –
2020 was a rough year for tropical rainforest conservation efforts. So what’s in store for 2021? Mongabay Founder Rhett A. Butler reviews 11 key things to watch in the world of rainforests in 2021.
The signing on 15 November 2020 of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement concluded 8 years of negotiations among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and New Zealand.
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.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.