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Shipping, sunset, Hamburg
LPG is "an attractive eco-friendly fuel" that can bridge the transition to zero-carbon shipping, according to researchers at Korea Maritime and Ocean University. Environmentalists say using the fossil fuel risks locking-in carbon emissions when greener alternatives are emerging to decarbonise a highly polluting sector.
Singapore's skyline
Sponsored With more ambitious sustainability targets set for Singapore’s built environment, the use of data could be a game-changer for a sector looking for ways to quickly decarbonise.
SME Indonesia garment workshop
The latest calculation, said to be a highly conservative estimate, shows that these small and medium-sized businesses minimally emit about 29.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Lahiru Wijedasa
Wijedasa was part of a team that recently discovered a new species of flowering tree in a peat swamp in Sumatra.
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#carbon accounting Opinion

International Sustainability Standards Board
Adopting the "double materiality" concept means that companies should consider risks and opportunities from both a financial and non-financial perspective. They must take responsibility for how their decisions affect the environment.
CBD area in Singapore
ESG risks have an impact on companies. Businesses need to recognise the importance of corporate governance and make sure that a robust sustainability reporting system is in place.
smokestacks at a power plant
US President Joe Biden's administration must put a high enough price on carbon pollution to encourage the scale and urgency of action needed to meet the commitments that it has made to Americans and the rest of the world. The future of the planet depends on it.
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Carbon & Climate

Carbon pricing now

As the world marks both the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement and the arrival of a more climate-aware US administration, the time has come to get serious about taxing or otherwise imposing a price on carbon.
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#carbon accounting Videos

A view of Orchard Road, Singapore
Sponsored 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.
Achim Steiner talking at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. Image UNDP Asia Pacific
The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
Modi and Xi
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
lower manhattan coastal resilience plan
It has been said that the fight against climate change will be won in cities. In this video by C40, mayors of the world’s mega cities share what they are doing to address the most pressing climate threats.
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#carbon accounting Podcasts

Accountancy
A recent study found that 9 in 10 accountants want companies to be more sustainable after the pandemic. Eco-Business asked Association of Chartered Certified Accountants sustainability head Jimmy Greer about reinventing capitalism and making the numbers of net zero commitments add up.
peat swamp kampar gp
Sponsored The once abundant peat forests of Indonesia's Kampar peninsula have been deforested to half its size over the last two decades. Is there hope in saving the country's largest remaining forest reserve? 
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