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A view of the forest in Central Kalimantan
The demand for carbon offsets, which firms use to neutralise the pollution they cause, is rising sharply and could increase 50-fold by 2050, according to BloombergNEF. If regulation doesn't improve, the offset boom could fizzle out.
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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.
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The Vietnam country chapter of World Green Building Council has left due to 'internal efforts to strengthen their business within their market.'
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Indonesian-South Korean palm oil giant Korindo has been removed from the Forest Stewardship Council after both parties couldn’t come into an agreement on how to verify the company’s compliance.
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#certification Opinion

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As the biggest consumer of palm oil, India can take a lead in demanding ethical production that can stop deforestation in Southeast Asia and reduce air pollution.
Octogenarians matriarchs in Long Tungan.
Communities in Sarawak are in a David and Goliath battle to safeguard some of the richest carbon and biodiversity stocks left on the planet.
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The tobacco industry has so many environmental violations—on top of its health impacts—that it’s the worst kind greenwashing.
green tea smallholder development in Lao PDR
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
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#certification Videos

Smallholder cooperatives are breaking new ground
Sponsored How are sustainable agricultural practices transforming smallholder livelihoods for the better?
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The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
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#certification Podcasts

How to fix plastic recycling
Recycling keeps some plastic out of waterways, but it is no silver bullet for ocean pollution. Ryan Schoenike of OceanCycle tells Eco-Business how recycled plastic certification works, and how his firm is faring in a sector rocked by Covid.
Palm oil farmers working with Natural Habitats
Some environmentalists would argue that there's no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, because of the crops links to deforestation and human rights abuses. Eco-Business spoke to Monique van Wijnbergen about how palm can be done right.
GSK green office
Sponsored [The EB Podcast] In the second episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore how to build zero carbon cities in fast-growing Southeast Asia.
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