To bridge the gap between traditional and sustainable financing, DBS’s transition framework will facilitate the move of key industries towards a low-carbon economy. But transition financing risks fossil fuel lock-ins, experts say.
Founder of Hong Kong-based environmental education and eco-tours organisation V'air, Natalie Chung shares how sustainability can be a lonely journey and the importance of reaching out to experts in the field.
Sanghun Lee –
In April, South Korea was lauded as “the first East Asian country to pledge net zero emissions by 2050” – but it didn’t. The concept and content of the “Green New Deal” is still being debated.
Jyotiraj Patra and Christina Hill –
The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.
Covid-19 has spurred unprecedented state intervention, with governments developing and implementing comprehensive recovery strategies. This provides a golden opportunity to entrench environmental protection in our economic systems.
Responding to the global crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic means charting a new economic course. Equitably managing a phaseout of coal, oil and gas extraction is a fundamental part of that plan, states a new academic paper.
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
Tim Ha and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.